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Old 04-23-2021, 07:57 AM   #15
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Look up how to put the car in transport mode and ask your neighbor to do it for you. It will last a while before the battery dies when itís in transport mode.
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Good idea. Thanks. Should I put it in that mode now or wait a few weeks?
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You can wait a couple weeks and have your neighbor start and run the car for 20-30 minutes. When they do that, they can put it into TM on the startup.

It's simple. Turn the hazard flashers on; foot on brake; press and hold start button, even after engine starts. Takes about 10-15 seconds and it'll display on DIC "TRANSPORT MODE"; let off start button and it's done. Turn of hazards. Do the same thing to exit TM.

While in TM, you WILL see the battery caution light flashing on the DIC when the car is running, but it's fine, the battery is still charging. I winter store my SS in TM in an unheated storage unit, and run it for 30 min every 4 weeks or so. Never had a problem and it's still the original battery in a 2016.
Unless you can drive the car and get it up to temp, you shouldn't periodically start it and just let it idle. The ideal would be to go put it into transport mode as soon as feasible and forget it until you get back.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #16
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In your situation storage is the best option.

In general though, cars are not meant to be stored for weeks on end...they are meant to be driven and enjoyed, especially a performance car. Why spend all that money and not use the car for 4-6 months?

Even in winter climate zones, it's easy to drive your Camaro at least every couple of weeks with a bit of planning. In winter I only drive mine on clear dry roads. The rest of the time, not on wet roads unless I'm caught in the rain...my daily driver '16 Malibu does all that dirty work. I hand wash my Camaro so I try to avoid situations where I'm making more work for me!
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:33 AM   #17
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In your situation storage is the best option.

In general though, cars are not meant to be stored for weeks on end...they are meant to be driven and enjoyed, especially a performance car. Why spend all that money and not use the car for 4-6 months?

Even in winter climate zones, it's easy to drive your Camaro at least every couple of weeks with a bit of planning. In winter I only drive mine on clear dry roads. The rest of the time, not on wet roads unless I'm caught in the rain...my daily driver '16 Malibu does all that dirty work. I hand wash my Camaro so I try to avoid situations where I'm making more work for me!
There are plenty of people like myself that want this car in the stable to enjoy for many years - summers, actually, since mine is a convertible. And while it is possible to figure out how to drive it periodically in the winter months, that still subjects the car to road salt, harsh chemicals, and ZERO ability to get them off of the paint (or worse, unpainted surfaces). Add to that the fact that the car rides and handles like garbage with the stock summer only tires on cold roads, and there isn't a chance I would do anything BUT park it for the winter.
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:11 PM   #18
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Starting you car and idling for 20-30 minutes is a terrible idea. You won't ge much of a charge but you will get moisture buildup the crankcase and exhaust.

I wouldn't sweat it. At above freezing temps, your battery may discharge but not suffer much degradation. For peace of mind, you could just get a new battery when you get back. Not a big ticket item.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:20 PM   #19
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Starting you car and idling for 20-30 minutes is a terrible idea. You won't ge much of a charge but you will get moisture buildup the crankcase and exhaust.

I wouldn't sweat it. At above freezing temps, your battery may discharge but not suffer much degradation. For peace of mind, you could just get a new battery when you get back. Not a big ticket item.
Actually, I would consider the battery in these cars to be a big ticket item. Well north of $200 for most of the ones on the market with many closing in on $300.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:55 PM   #20
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My friend put it in transport mode today. Thanks again for the replies!
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:22 AM   #21
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Depending on how busy life is mine has sat for 6 weeks with no issues.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:14 PM   #22
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Mine has sat for 4 months without any starting issues on the factory battery
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:13 PM   #23
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Actually, I would consider the battery in these cars to be a big ticket item. Well north of $200 for most of the ones on the market with many closing in on $300.
Seriously, $300 is a big ticket item on a muscle car? Wait 'til you have to replace four tires.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:58 PM   #24
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Whatís the max time to let my car sit w/o tender?
If the battery is healthy & fully charged: 6 weeks.

If you put the car into transport mode: 4+ months.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:28 PM   #25
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Seriously, $300 is a big ticket item on a muscle car? Wait 'til you have to replace four tires.
I don't disagree that new sneakers are much more total cost. My point is that it's a battery. Nothing but a -battery-. And it's over $300. I was appalled at having to drop $160 on the one I put in my truck.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:42 PM   #26
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If you're paying $300, you're paying too much.
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