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Starter Battery, has it had it.

Post by Erna & David on Wed Feb 01 2012, 19:56

Battery in the van has been sat doing nowt for over a year now, its been on trickle charge for 3 days now, fluid O.K. taken caps off no hissing,TRICKLE CHARGE is showing its
still charging, does it mean a new battery, if so any deals going about, its post fitting we have got.

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Post by owen on Wed Feb 01 2012, 20:39

Probably, batteries don't like being left to discharge completely only thing is to try it and you may be lucky and it might recover. Battery wise I would generally go for the biggest cheapest one with the right terminals that will fit. Mind you im still using an old bettle battery that must 7+ yrs old by now.

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Wed Feb 01 2012, 21:14

If you know of anyone with a heavy duty charger then try and borrow it, this will bring your battery back to life i think, the chargers we buy are ok for trickle charge if the battery has recently gone flat, leave it another day or 2 and maybe it will be ok



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Post by Steven on Thu Feb 02 2012, 18:58

Got a halfords trade card if you wanna borrow it to get some discount of a new battery?
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Post by carl & helen on Thu Feb 02 2012, 19:14

We've got a spare battery if you want it, I'll get it on tricke charge ready. Just let us know and Carl can bring it down Sat. Helen
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Post by Grizzly on Thu Feb 02 2012, 19:33

As owen said batteries don't really like being totally discharged you could try swapping it with the battery in your BMW jump start it, if the alternator in that doesn't charge it then bin it.

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Post by Big Red on Mon Feb 06 2012, 17:51

Gotta spare battery, just let me know if you need it...
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Post by Erna & David on Mon Feb 06 2012, 18:41

Thanks for the offers and advice, after charging both starter and leisure on trickle charge, i then stuck them on a normal car charge and after 1/2 hour they were both fizzing and bubbling abit, whether they hold thier charge or not time will tell.
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