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Maintaining car battery when self isolated?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by ericmark, 19 Mar 2020.

  1. ericmark

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    Well it did not take much to show fully charged Linda car charging.jpg very quickly the charge rate dropped to 0.8 amp it took a little longer Linda car charging2.jpg to drop to 0.1 amp and it has remained at 0.1 amp showing 12.9 volt for quite some time, so it would seem less than 5 Ah to recharge the 95 Ah battery and the battery is only suppose to charge to 90% anyway.

    As to how much sulphation has taken place of course can't tell, so will leave on 0.1 amp charge for the rest of the day, car will be used Tuesday so want enough time for battery to settle before use.
     
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    My jag needs a turn over at least once a fortnight, although as JohnD points out this isn't really ideal unless you get the engine up to temp. Mind you I have other issues, I've got half a tank of full left, problem is I put that in in February!
     
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    Save up for a battery charger.
     
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    More like save up for a house with a garage and or off street parking. Anyway I have a jump starter. All a bit moot at the moment as the park brake is jammed on.
     
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    Oh I remember that with father-in-laws Toyota, it was in the garage with bonnet under a work bench, and battery discharged so could not release the hand break, so had to jack up rear and pull it out of garage with my car so I could open bonnet to charge, it seems there was a release point some where near back seats, but could not open rear doors.

    I don't think there is much of a problem with diesel left in a car, yes there is a problem with petrol in the higher volatile parts evaporate, however may be a problem with adblue it seems that does go off, how long I don't know, affected by sun light so never buy stuff stored outside, we have a service contract which includes adblue top up, but the main agents where we have the contract is closed, seems odd as Jaguar and Land Rover is same agency and farmers still working of course.

    I read
    so it may be a problem?
     
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