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I dont plan on running my 14 4s during the winter. I have other cars for winter salted roads. Is there anything I need to do for this car during extended winter inactivity
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Use a battery charger once every 2-3 weeks and you will be fine. That's it.
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I leave my battery hooked up to a trickle charger all year long when I am not driving it. Same with my VWs. For some reason German cars appreciate a fully charged battery even when they are sitting idle for a while.
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I prefer a battery tender over periodically using a charger, but either is fine. Put Stabil in the gas tank. Inflate the tires to around 45 psi (but don't exceed the maximum for the tire). Unless you very recently had the oil changed, I would put in a fresh filter and oil. If it will be in freezing temperatures make sure the washer reservoir has fluid that won't freeze (it could crack the plastic holding tank).

Wash the exterior and preferably wax or coat or seal it. Clean the interior and treat the leather with a quality leather preservative. If there's going to be moisture where you store it, put a desiccant inside. If you think you might have a rodent problem try "Fresh Cab" (I've never used it but several guys swear it works).
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The dealer said I didint need to do anything, that the car would shut down after 7 days of inactivity. Im like what???? Do you want to sell me a battery?
Have any of you ever heard of that?
Im one of the stabil and trickle charger guys
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The dealer is right about the shutdown. But use a charger anyway.
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Thank you P, I will get out my charger.
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The dealer is right about the shutdown. But use a charger anyway.
Wow, I am really surprised at that. So after 7 days the car alarm no longer functions? Do most people get LoJack with its own power source? And do you have to reset the clock and radio presets if you go over 7 days?
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Know, are you saying you know differently?? This is my first winter/shutdown with a Porsche so if you have insight please share with a fellow Redsox nation member
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No, I don't know, I'm asking the question. I don't have a Panamera yet, but we ordered one for my wife that should be arriving in the next few weeks. I joined this forum to learn about the car.


I find it hard to believe that the battery shuts down after 7 days. I don't mean to doubt the dealer and P.Viby, but I'm wondering what happens to the car's alarm system. If the battery shuts down, then you have no alarm. Actually, I'm assuming the car has an alarm system, I don't even know if it does. I'm going to go to the Porsche website now and see if I can find out.
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I just checked the Porsche website. It says the Panamera comes with -


Engine immobilizer with remote central locking and alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance


So does it have it's own separate power supply?
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Good questions, I know mine has Lojack so that must require power. I take it you are in Eastern Mass?
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Yes, LoJack has its own power supply, or at least it did when I had it back in the 90's when I had a 300ZX.


I'm in Weston.
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I dont think I will bumping into you here in Longmeadow, lol
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Porsche re-branded CTEK battery tender or the CTEK itself on 'snowflake' setting. Indoor car cover.
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