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flat battery

porkapig

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hhhhmmmmnnnn - dead battery - started the car with a battery pack hoping it would charge. blasted around for an hour - just to charge it ;-)...... didnt work.

worry set in thinking alternator - so strapped it to a charger overnight.... nope not an extra ounce of juice :-(
so - what size spec of battery is recomended and where can i get one cheap? any ideas

any idea why a battery dies so quickly over a short period of time?

Marc


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Bosch Silver 75 a/h about £50 from all good stockists !

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The battery may be dead to the point that they won't take/hold their charge. A good garage can test for this to save ££ buying an unecessary replacement.

Had a similar thing on a BMW, and it was very quickly diagnosed to a dead alternator.

Robert.


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Jamie Summers on 20 June 2005

Bosch Silver 75 a/h about £50 from all good stockists !


I agree Bosch Silver, from German & Swedish you can get a 82 a/h battery that will fit. It's not listed as a 911 fitment but if you take the dimensions of your old one and tell them you want the highest a/h rating of that size they'll find it for you.

pp




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Its just a fact of life that the batteries go flat after a bit of non use normally 3 weeks for a standard size 1 so get the big battery its a little hard to fit but it lasts longer you can get some sort of breaker that allows your battery to continue supplying the alarm but cuts everything else. Try contacting Goerge Morrison Motors in Glasgow G73 1EE telephone 01416431768

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Old forum user Unidentified(8252) wrote:

Porkapig if you need a new battery get one from Costco, assumming you have one near to you and you're a member/know a member. They have the full Bosch Silver range and are unbelievably cheap - much cheaper than GSF/ECP etc


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Bosch Silver 75A from most factors at about £38!

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When I picked up my 993 recently, the previous owner had bought a new Porsche battery that he didn't actually need. Is there any way I can check that this battery is still servicable, and if it is, how should I store it?

Or what should I sell it for?


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store it indoors, in a warm place - or if you want to store it in the garage, put it on a piece of wood - i would guess that you should trickle charge it every now and again?

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Two different makes: Odyssey and Red Top.

I keep a battery conditioner on mine. My battery is 36 ah ... less weight and the $%^&*() alarm will kill it in about 7 days.

Good luck


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Asim Humayun on 20 June 2005

Porkapig if you need a new battery get one from Costco, assumming you have one near to you and you're a member/know a member. They have the full Bosch Silver range and are unbelievably cheap - much cheaper than GSF/ECP etc
Star man! :) went yesterday evening - £43! also mobil 1 - 4 litres £23!

battery now fitted - working great - think the old one was a tad old looking at its condition.

Marc


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