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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Oct-06-2018, 12:31:44 AM   #1
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So in Canadistan winter has come early. Normally I have a pretty specific procedure for storing this thing but this year the car is beached in the garage after a 40cm snowfall. It's a snowpocalypse.

My question involves putting my plastic drop sheet down on the garage floor. I usually do this because the garage turns into a warzone in the winter with water and salt absolutely everywhere. I like to have the sheet underneath the car while stored as a sort of barrier. Winter is awful here. In order to do this I would have to back the car onto the driveway. That would involve me starting it which is probably worse for it if it's started, moved, shut off and stored without having it get up to operating temp.

Any ideas? Should I just forget the sheet this year? Should I move it and let it idle for a half hour and get hot? Driving it down my street is out of the question. The road is icy and salty and an overall disaster for a car on super sports.
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Forget the sheet, you’re tyres will probably not rust.


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Or jack up one side, slide the “sheet” under the two wheels lifted then do the other side.


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Argh my worst nightmare, not being able to properly store my M . But as above you can jack up 2 wheels at a time. Sheet is mostly used as a moisture barrier. Car will survive without it. I take it’s already washed? No cover over it?
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Argh my worst nightmare, not being able to properly store my M . But as above you can jack up 2 wheels at a time. Sheet is mostly used as a moisture barrier. Car will survive without it. I take it’s already washed? No cover over it?
Its reasonably clean but not how it usually is before the cover is put on. I won't put the cover on with it like it is. Car was polished and ceramic coated a couple weeks ago and driven once when it was raining and not washed afterwards. Not an ideal storage this winter at all.
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One of mine has been in storage lot for a while. Other one is stranded in front of my shop in parking lot. Friday morning I pushed about a foot of snow off it. By Friday night all snow had melted. Tuesday supposed to snow again. I keep hoping it will dry up before real winter sets in!
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