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Old 05-07-2012, 01:29 AM   #51
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i had my car in storage(closed garage, on jacks, didnt drain tank) for 2 years back in college, my parents didnt want me driving around instead of studying during freshman and sophomore years. the gas separated and clogged the fuel filter module which had to be replaced. so, yes gas can go bad.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:40 AM   #52
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A trickle charger will burn the battery out over time because it never shuts itself off. What he wants is a float charger. A float charger has the circuitry to shut itself off when the battery is full.

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I hooked it up to this:

http://www.amazon.com/BatteryMINDer-.../dp/B004FVA2EE

I'll be gone for half a year or more and I'm leaving in 5 hours. Did I just condemn this battery to death?
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #53
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I hooked it up to this:

http://www.amazon.com/BatteryMINDer-.../dp/B004FVA2EE

I'll be gone for half a year or more and I'm leaving in 5 hours. Did I just condemn this battery to death?
Whew, guess it's fine:

http://batteryminders.com/details.php?prod=12151

"Guaranteed to never overcharge, regardless of how long connected."
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:15 AM   #54
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Honest question: Why don't you just sell it?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:19 AM   #55
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Honest question: Why don't you just sell it?
I want to have a vehicle on paper as my personal vehicle. I don't want to have one car for both work and business because I hate tracking business mileage and personal mileage. I'd rather not worry about it at all.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #56
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Because this scenario definitely doesn't introduce problems. . .
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #57
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A trickle charger will burn the battery out over time because it never shuts itself off. What he wants is a float charger. A float charger has the circuitry to shut itself off when the battery is full.

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Trickle charger, battery maintainer, battery tender, etc...
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #58
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I want to have a vehicle on paper as my personal vehicle. I don't want to have one car for both work and business because I hate tracking business mileage and personal mileage. I'd rather not worry about it at all.
I don't mean to derail your thread, but that makes no sense. If you're using one car for business and personal and then own another car that is never driven but claims it's your personal, then that's cheating the tax man, which is the last person you want to cheat. Not that we all don't in some way or another.

Either way, I would consult a tax person to see if what you're doing makes sense. You could probably get quite a bit of money for that car if you sold it. Is it worth letting an asset just rot in a yard in exchange for not tracking a few miles?
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #59
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I want to have a vehicle on paper as my personal vehicle. I don't want to have one car for both work and business because I hate tracking business mileage and personal mileage. I'd rather not worry about it at all.
So you're doing it to cheat on your taxes?
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