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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:45 pm 
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Take your old battery to the tip,
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Just leave it out, sounds like someone will nick it then get a nasty suprise when they realise its foobar!
I don't think someone will nick that. The Lion was probably taken as a friendly gesture by a forum member to let loose again in it's natural habitat so Dave can buy a real battery this time.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Oh feck!

The new battery has gone walkies so that's set me back a bit. Mahesh, the boot light is definitely not illuminated when the boot is shut because the bulb is cold to the touch.
Have you reported it the police? If they catch them they might be "charged" :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm 
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It's unfortunate what has happened, more to the point it hurts inside.

But, if you are going for a new batt, I would recommend the Bosch silver range (if still available) that is in my car.

The battery has over the last two years gone totally flat many times.
I only have an old Gunsons charger/conditioner, but usually just jump start the car and leave it idling for 15 mins a day for three days, and the battery checker says it's fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm 
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This one is maybe possibly might be guarunteed to make the car go twice as fast!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 pm 
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Lucky for you lot that I can see the funny side. I'm sure there's something positive I can take from this. Jeroen, I thought the same thing. Maybe this was a sign. I shall be considering the next battery purchase a bit more carefully. Mahesh are you sure it isn't a leisure battery you've got there?

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1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
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1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - not mine! It lives!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:25 pm 
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Lucky for you lot that I can see the funny side.
Good because there's no malice from me intended! :D

Definitely have a look at Tayna, i think they may even have a sale on.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:38 pm 
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This one is maybe possibly might be guarunteed to make the car go twice as fast!

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I think your joke is worse than mine :lol:

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Take your old battery to the tip,
No don't do that.
Please take it to your local recycling centre instead.



Ian.
Just leave it out, sounds like someone will nick it then get a nasty suprise when they realise its foobar!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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There are positive and negative aspects to what has happened.

Sorry, couldn't help it.

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There are positive and negative aspects to what has happened.

Sorry, couldn't help it.
Dont worry! It's not your "volt" :suntan:

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Well well well!

Much to my shock, the battery was reading 12.43 volts on the multimeter so it isn't totally dead. I've found out that it isn't a lead acid battery. It is one of those calcium ones so I might be able to bring it back to life. I've put the new earth cable together and I've given it a coating of white grease where it is exposed to prevent any future corrosion. I've now got the battery on charge and I'll leave it for at least 24 hours.

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1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - not mine! It lives!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:55 pm 
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A lidl multimeter?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:27 am 
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Most definitely not.
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I've had this one quite a few years. The 9v battery that I recently fitted did come from Lidl though! Their Aerocell batteries have been proven to outlast Duracell ones so I now swear by them.

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Meetings have been suspended until a suitable venue has been found.
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - not mine! It lives!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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