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    Mold if Air Conditioning is off for 5 months?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: coolbird101</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What's the humidity like there? your house needs to be below 60% or mold can grow. Maybe a humidistat would be the answer. </div></div> I'm in the desert part of Greater LA...
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    Mold if Air Conditioning is off for 5 months?

    I'm leaving for Zurich Switzerland this Friday. I will not be back for 5 months. I live in Los Angeles. I would like to keep the Air Conditioning off, but I'm worried about mold. If I lived in Florida, I would have to bite the bullet and keep the air conditioning on. Otherwise, I may come...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete, I remember you</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> On a modern BMW, this is more complicated than one would think. Once the battery is disconnected, a lot of the electronics in the car go bonkers and it...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JimPghPA</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> One of the things to consider is that every car battery eventually someday will go bad. What if that battery normal end of life occurs during the time you have it stored away...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    I placed an order for a CTEK. I thought about just having BMW pay for a new battery when I got back, but that felt a little unethical (almost as unethical as the amount of money BMW made off of me <img src="/forums/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="eek" title="eek" height="15" width="15" />) Say Hey to...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: GearHeadTool</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Still, though. IMHO, there is NO WAY a large enough amount of gasses can accumulate on a true smart charger, such as a CTEK. A normal charger? No way. </div></div> I do...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 90% of the time, it WON'T be charging, so whatever normal ventilation your garage has.. is fine. </div></div> The garage is not ventilated. I live in an apartment. My garage is very small and no...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    Hey guys, It's been years since I've been here. This is not an oil related topic, but I like the people on this site and people here are always very helpful. I now drive an E89 BMW Z4. I have to leave on a business trip for 4 to 6 months. I do have a nice trickle charger and a garage...
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    Dark Matter

    I'm sorry if this is a silly question, but do you think Dark Matter could be nothing more than a bunch of black holes? The definition I found for dark matter on Wikipedia is "dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that does not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be...
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    What's the latest on Mobil 1 using Group III?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: ericthepig</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I believe it's pretty well accepted (and there are articles in some Lube journals on this) that ALL the big players and most of the small players are now blending grp III...
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    What's the latest on Mobil 1 using Group III?

    It used to be that Exxon Mobil had to add esters to Mobil 1 to cause seal swell. Does it still need to do it now that they're blending with Group III? Cheers, Jae
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    What's the latest on Mobil 1 using Group III?

    A few months ago, there was a WWW-wide rumor that Mobil 1 was switching to Group III base stock. I did a search on this site but for the life of me I cannot find the old threads on this topic. I asked my trusted sources and they all say that the stories of Mobil 1 switching to Group III were...
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    How reliable is the Manual Tranny? Noobie driving

    Don't worry. I was a slow learner on manual transmission also, but now I'm what you might call an expert. I have some advice. 1) Treat the clutch like an on off switch during regular driving. You can half depress it during slow parking lot maneuvers to control speed more accurately than with...
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    New York Times

    New York Times claims that it checks all of its sources and only prints them when they are "ready". Are these people serious? Does NY Times expect us to have such short attention spans such that we would have completely forgotten about Jayson Blair already? And rule of thumb that has...
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    Ice Age due to Global Warming?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Kestas</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The warming periods are somewhat of an aberration. I guess we should count our blessings. </div></div> Why can't "experts" just claim that they just don't know? Why...
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