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Old 11-30-15, 02:29 PM   #16
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Will it be kept in a garage or outdoor? If indoor, hook the battery up to a charger (I have a Noco G3500, but any smart charger will do). If outdoors, you can get one of those solar chargers and leave it attached to the battery. I use this for my cars that sit outside and it works very well.

Your inverter will not be damaged. Some people go on longer than 4-5 months without driving and their vehicle starts up fine so long as the 12v has enough charge.

EDIT: Also, disconnect the negative terminal on the 12v battery to prevent the car from drawing power.

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Old 11-30-15, 11:25 PM   #17
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You might also find the information here to be useful, especially the Technical Service Bulletin links in the last few posts ....
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Old 12-07-15, 07:56 AM   #18
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Thanks for the responses regarding battery layup. The car will be stored indoors. I checked with the dealer and a neighbor who is much more versed in car mechanics than I am. They both recommend that I put the 12-volt battery on a battery tender. I bought a good tender from Amazon.

As an aside, the dealer recommended that I pressurize the tires to the maximum pressure specified on the tires. The dealer emphasized that I should bleed the air pressure somewhat when I return, before I drive the car.

One other question for the forum. I cannot easily purchase ethanol free gasoline in the area where I live. I plan to fill the tanks of our two cars with 91 octane gasoline. Does the forum recommend that I add fuel stabilizer to my gasoline?
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Old 12-07-15, 11:04 AM   #19
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Based on your zip code Looks like there is a source near you with ethenol free gas

Benton Performance - GULF
1275 N Lance Ln, Anaheim CA
Ethanol-free octane ratings: 100 110 116
GPS coordinates: N 33.85492 W 117.86210 (located from address)
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