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Long storage...any service required?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by Philly 2222, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Philly 2222

    Philly 2222 New Member

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    Just home from a 6 week absence. Stored my M3 SR+ as advised by many (plugged in; charge set at 50%; wheels over inflated; and carpet under wheels). Now that I am home (and not really surprised) I am noticing some 'stickiness/tightness' on my first (short and slow) drive - wheels and breaking.
    Q: Should I be concerned about any residual damage given the 6 weeks of 'sitting'....or is what I am noticing completely understandable and should disappear as I return to normal use???

    Next time.....Florida or bust in the M3. Plenty of charging stations along the way.....
     
  2. JulienW

    JulienW Active Member

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    You need to do a couple of semi hard stops to remove all the rust that has built up on the discs. All cars suffer this but you probably aren't using the brakes hard enough to remove it because of regen.
     
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  3. MasterC17

    MasterC17 Member

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    This. Set regen to low, do some high-speed braking, problem solved.
     
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