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RE: Dead Battery
On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, Duff, Ian wrote:
> Shouldn't be the battery. When we store marine batteries for the winter,
> completely detached from the boat's wiring, they retain most all of their
Dont forget, Marine batteries are deep cycle, and more tolerant.
> >the air conditioner. I would simply run the car for a few minutes and then
> >shut it off. I last started the car about a month ago and now find that the
> >battery is almost dead. There's still a little juice left but not enough to
Starting the car and running it for only a few minutes isnt good for the
car or the battery. It takes about 20 minutes of driving for a battery to
fully recover from a start.
If you are only running the car at idle, and warming it up that way,
thats pretty bad for the car as well. You're better off not starting it
When I store cars for the winter, I have the battery charger on a timer
so every day, or every other day it gives it 2 amps charge for about 20
minutes to half an hour. In the spring they are perfect.
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