Re: Battery goes flat if left for a week
Not sure if your car is dead-standard or if there are any 'nasty' after-market bits on it. I've a dread of things like after-market alarms and sunrooves. I'd always suspect them first.
This is THE time of year for battery failures. They go on and on in warm weather getting weaker and weaker, then you wake up one day and it;s been unusually chilly overnight and ....... (pathetic sound of solenoid clicking, feintly flickering dash warning lights).
Could just be it's time.
But if the thing is new-ish (say under 3 years) you'd best check the alternator output. Maybe compromised by age or diode failure or oil ingress or or or ...
PS apolos, just read the bit about not knowing how old it is. I'd be surprised if it doesn't have a date code on it somewhere (under the grime)
Doesn't say that in the manual
Last edited by Wrenched; 20-11-08 at 13:32.