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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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Beautiful car, just like my 3.5 V8 in the same colour. I would just change the fluids and do as you say with the brakes and the battery. Start the car and run the engine for half an hour or so every month it should be fine.

If you really feel the need you can buy a set of plates that sit below the wheels to stop the tyres flat spotting but hey spring is only a few months away (march i'm guessing) so should not be a real issue. Someone once told me to over inflate the tyres if the car is going to be sitting for a while.

Just enjoy the ride, the are such a cool car to drive.
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Thanks! I didn't think I had to run the engine for half an hour or so, had more 15 minutes planned. However the best for the car, so I'll just let it for half an hour or so. I'll take a camera with me so that I can take some video of a cold-start, as the car has CSV issues. Anyways thanks! Also are there any pictures of your car? I have yet to meet a W108 in lapischblau!
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