That's incredible, what on earth are you doing to the battery to kill them so quickly?
I wish I knew - I've never had this problem before in any car, including my previous 159, that I've owned in over 40 years on the road.
When the RAC guy attended, the meter reading from the battery was 10.1V. As he connected the second of his jump leads, there was noticeable sparking at the terminal and he recorded a current drain of over 12A, which reduced to about 6 after 30 seconds or so then dropped to a few mA after a couple of minutes. It's anybody's guess what was drawing all that initial surge of juice,
, as the key-fob was still in my pocket at this stage so everything should have been switched 'off'.
With the engine running, he confirmed that the alternator was doing its job but the battery charging draw was only about 20% of what it should have been for one that was so discharged, resulting in the print-out from his tester stating "Battery Worn Out",
At the Bosch centre , there was no argument whatsoever. In and out within 10 minutes with a nice shiny new battery installed,
. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer, but if not there's still 33 months of the original battery guarantee left to run so that's the next 2 replacements covered if the previous average lifespan is maintained,
. Still, it's a bit of a worry having all that current running around on its own for no apparent reason and without any apparent control,