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Not real urgent, but due to my back surgery I cannot lift a battery, much less carry it, or push a car. I'm looking for some help with getting the battery out of my 107, pushing the car to its winter parking space (in the garage), washing and covering the car for the Winter. According to the forecast, the last drive will be Sunday, so anytime after that--except Mon & Wed--will work.
Thanks for all the other assistance you guys have given me.
 

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Those are all things I could be of help with, but Wisconsin is a long way from New York.
Good luck, and hope you're feeling better soon!
 

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Road trip??? lol
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Not real urgent, but due to my back surgery I cannot lift a battery, much less carry it, or push a car. I'm looking for some help with getting the battery out of my 107, pushing the car to its winter parking space (in the garage), washing and covering the car for the Winter. According to the forecast, the last drive will be Sunday, so anytime after that--except Mon & Wed--will work.
Thanks for all the other assistance you guys have given me.
Why not leave the battery in but disconnect it ? Maybe trickle charge a few times.
 

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I've thought of that, but keeping the battery warm and charged where I can see it keeps me from forgetting to put the charger on it every week or so. It gets kind of chilly here in the Winter (not compared to those Canucks who are north of me by quite a bit...lol
 

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I've thought of that, but keeping the battery warm and charged where I can see it keeps me from forgetting to put the charger on it every week or so. It gets kind of chilly here in the Winter (not compared to those Canucks who are north of me by quite a bit...lol
Once a month s/be sufficient.Maybe not when freezing though. Save your back. I dare not try to lift mine either!
 

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For the battery issues, have you ever considered leaving the battery in the car with a Battery Tender on?
I have a tender on the 107, Harleys, John Deere, etc. every year with no troubles. Just plug it in in the fall, and take it off in the spring. It's automatic, has lights that can be monitored, and it's Easy Peasy!

 

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For the battery issues, have you ever considered leaving the battery in the car with a Battery Tender on?

I have a tender on the 107, Harleys, John Deere, etc. every year with no troubles. Just plug it in in the fall, and take it off in the spring. It's automatic, has lights that can be monitored, and it's Easy Peasy!
You could probably set up messages to your cell? I can turn my heating and aircon in the house from anywhere with cell reception.
Sort of a baby monitor.!
 

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I'm not that hi-tech. I only have a simple flip phone and a 74 107, which is 'simple'. The 74 doesn't have all the electronics of subsequent models.
According to the surgeon, I'm not even supposed to bend over far enough to connect/disconnect the battery. I'll look into the Battery Tender, tho.
 

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I was just thinking about you and wondering if you need some help. How does one send a pm? New sight has me left out!

I should be able to come over Tuesday night and remove the battery, put it upstairs put the top back up and put it away for you.

Send me directions using the hwy 83 route, phone #, etc. Send to [email protected].

We're you able to drive it these last couple weeks?
 

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Glad you got sorted, and good to hear the recovery's going well - mind yourself!
 

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I was just thinking about you and wondering if you need some help. How does one send a pm? New sight has me left out!

I should be able to come over Tuesday night and remove the battery, put it upstairs put the top back up and put it away for you.

Send me directions using the hwy 83 route, phone #, etc. Send to [email protected].

We're you able to drive it these last couple weeks?
Thanks, Jim.
If I knew how to send a pm on the new site, I would. It's left me behind, too.
I-94 west to Hwy 83. Left (south) to 2nd roundabout. Left (East) to Brookhill Rd. (just past River Glen Church). R (south) on Brookhill to Saint Davids Dr. (Dorchester Heights). Left on Saint Davids to 1st Driveway on right. I will not be here until around 5PM.
Yup, I drove it. Got it full of good non-ethanol premium, too. Probably put 150 miles on it. Can't wait until May.
 

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Guys, for future reference - the PM functionality is available by clicking on the recipient's avatar and selecting "Start Conversation". It works. (y)
 

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Battery tender is really low tech.
I use the battery tender without disconnecting the leads.
If you remove the battery, I would avoid charging in a habituated space (Poison H2S gas if overcharged.)
 

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Thanks to a friend, Red is now covered snug as a bug in a rug for the Winter. I only got to put about 200 miles on her and hope to do many more next year. Thanks again for the help, BB.
 
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