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Old 09-25-2010, 06:18 PM

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G'day Fellas,

This has no doubtably been asked before. I've tried searching but can't come up with the terminology which would have been used to start a tread in this subject.
Ques: What is the safe procedure for letting a 2003 F250 7.3L Powerstroke with an Auto Transmission stand unstarted for a long period of time.

I have a Edge Evo2 which I'll instruct the wife to return to stock and disconnect from the OBD port.
I am presuming that I should get her to disconnect both batteries.

I will get her to take the truck for a good long run to ensure batteries are well charged prior to doing anything.

I have left the truck before for about 10 days and I had to jump start it, so am aware of the KAM having the effect of slowly draining the batteries.
I also believe if the Edge is left connected, it can take a small draw as well.

So what do you fellas do in this situation?
Does disconnecting the batteries for a long period of time have any detrimental effects?

The reason for asking is that I'm at sea for the next 4+ weeks and the wife may have to fly interstate to attend to a family crisis and could be away for an extended period of time.

Your quick attention and answers based on experience would be much appreciated

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:54 PM
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4 weeks is nothing. It'll be fine. Park it with a full tank of fresh fuel and you'll be good to go. Mine has sat for a few weeks before. Left a battery tender on it while I was gone. Was a bit choppy when I first started it up, but it smoothed out after a few seconds.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:43 AM

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Sorry you live so far away. If you lived closer, I would be willing to drive your truck for you for free!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:50 AM
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Yea , I agree , letting it sit for 4 weeks is no big deal . I leave mine sit months at a time . It's a 99 with 55k miles . I just fill the tank and hook it to a battery tender . Mine has never even started rough from doing so . I park it every oct. and don't get it out until april unless there is a urgent need for it .
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