Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: newcastle upon tyne
Hi guys, I have a 145 twin spark which is only used occasionally, (average twice a week on short journeys) and I am finding the cranking is sluggish bcause of this when starting from cold.
I had a new battery (45ah) plus an alternator fitted last year and therfore the charging rate is ok and there is no apparant currant drain. I have been advised by the local Alfa dealer not to use the alarm system under these conditions (lack of use) and to use the key to lock the door manually.
I also have a CD/Radio which has a number of led indicators behind the removable panel which I believe are on at all times which may be contributing to battery drain plus not sure if 45AH battery suitable under lack of use conditions. I would also like to wire the radio from the ignition/park position so that the 12 volt supply is not permanently on - anyone with any thoughts on this please.