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    Exclamation battery drain

    hi guy's newbie here need some help ?

    bought new battery about six months ago, two months later my car didn't start. took to vauxhall they charged battery ran tests found zero
    two months later it didn't start again took to vaux again can't find a problem. less than a week later it did it again so gave it back to them again this time they had it for a week and still found nothing and are now saying because of the mods they can't test it properly.
    however the tech reckons the heat of the engine is killing the battery and i need a new batery as this one is now shagged and put a jacket on it to protect from the heat.

    if anyone's got any ideas or poss solutions i'm starting to tear my hair out having to jump start it every morning

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    Simples,
    Get the biggest and best battery that you can afford,

    I can't believe that engine heat destroys a battery though ???

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    already did that's what went in six months ago!
    cheers for the thought though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikevxr View Post
    already did that's what went in six months ago!
    cheers for the thought though
    Is your battery guaranteed?

    Sometimes battery's fail miserably even when pretty new,

    check it out

    bri

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    As above i'd get the battery replaced under warrenty, go to another vauxhall dealer if needed
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
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    it's not a vaux battery it's from halfords
    original batt is over 3.5 years old

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    Even better as i'm sure they have a longer warrenty on them
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    i've got a feeling it's not the battery that's the prob
    there has to be a drain coming from somewhere to kill a battery in 2 months ?

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    Once a battery has gone flat a few times it looses it's ability to hold a charge so might be worth replacing if you can

    Get the car to a autoelectrician to check for a current drain or get a multimeter yourself to do it. For info a drain of just 0.2 amps will flatten a battery in a couple of days when not used
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    I've had a battery fail after a months of use,

    Yeh its hard to believe and one trys everything else,

    at the end of the day usually its the most obvious thing thats at fault,

    if you can try to temporarily borrow a decent battery from a friend to try out

    If you were close eneough you could borrow several of mine,

    An example my hgv horsebox was struggling to start, so i replaced 2 massve batteries at a cost,
    2 months into winter, again no power, charged up overnight,
    morning no power,
    one cannot believe both the batteries were the fault,
    but it was,
    I will not name n shame the battery makers but it began with p and ended in s

    Bri

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