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Storing the e60 m5 for 4+ years
I have searched the forums for roughly an hour and have a grasp of whats possible. But maybe someone has some advice.
The premise- I will not have a need for any of my cars for the next 4 years and i will be stationed in places that its not ideal to drag any of them along. So i am selling one of the cars, and keeping the 2007 m5 (6speed)
The plan- Rent a storage unit (costs roughly $120 a month) Prep the car with a fresh oil change and top off all fluids. Prep the storage unit with moisture absorbing equipment (usually a press board base will be good) Lay pesticide in storage unit to keep critters out. mask off any air intake and exhaust so nothing unwanted climbs in. Tarp the car in an indoor cloth top, this will keep the paint away from dust and any stray moisture. Sadly the car will have to sit since no one can drive it, i will be able to get it one oil change per year. the car will be stored without the battery.
Question- Whenever i have met classic ferrari/old muscle owners, the things they told me about long storage was to drain all fluids. Is this the case for our vehicles?
Also how safe are storage units?? paying for one is no problem, but the big fear i have is seeing my car on some storage wars tv show getting auctioned off to some fatbody who thinks an ls engine is gods gift to us. (i have never missed a payment on anything but accountants/banks make mistakes)
If you have ever stored a car for so long how did you do it ?
Now you my ask why not just sell it? Because its paid for and I am a sentimentalist.