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Old 02-03-2019, 19:06   #1
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Question Should I change battery?

How often do you guys change battery on evo?
Mines about 3 ,4 years old.
It's also had two winters sat for six months dead.
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Old 02-03-2019, 19:52   #2
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In my experience they don't like being left dead for any length of time, but if it charges up ok then I'd stick with it until it's clear that it isn't holding charge for more than a week or so if the car isn't used.
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I typically change mine not long after buying the car if it just has a generic Halfords one in (which both my Evo and last S2000 did when I bought them..) I just replace with a slightly better specced Yuasa battery as I've no need for anything especially fancy or expensive. I bought a trickle charger/full charger/conditioner a while ago and if I know the car isn't going to be used for a long period of time I'll hook it up on trickle. I garage my Evo so the battery isn't as exposed to any cold frosty temperatures.
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Get mine from local motor factors with 4 year warranty and they usual die after 4 years and a month or two and I keep it on a maintenance charger all year.
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Any reliable lithium car battery’s available yet? And suitable for a daily drive?
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Get mine from local motor factors with 4 year warranty and they usual die after 4 years and a month or two and I keep it on a maintenance charger all year.


When it comes to replacing the battery over a warranty issue... as long as you got a receipt Halfords is By Far best for a quick simple exchange


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Decided to get a new one. Was hoping to fit and drive this weekend but bad weather is it ok for a new battery to sit for a couple of weeks or should I put it on trickle charge?
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If its a few weeks, due to the small size of the evo battery and the usual drain, then I would either disconnect it, or put a trickle charger on it. Even new will go flat over a few weeks on an evo, and going flat does them no good

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Letting them go flat kills them before time. Halfords do a trickle charger for about £15 very basic I have my 8 hooked up to that all the time. No issues in last few years,if off trickle mine will drain flat in a few weeks which appears to be the alarm. 3/4 years is around the time for warranty but if battery is well kept will go longer than that.
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If its a new battery sitting disconnected then it will be fine until you fit it.
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Yeah, it's not connected, still in the box. Champion 👍
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Hi everyone, just a quick related question. Does it do any harm to disconnect the battery from the car whilst in storage and keep the battery on trickle

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Does no harm to disconnect as such. The car will run a little lumpy when you first re-start, as it learns its fuel trims etc, but its not a problem, same happens when the battery is disconnected, even for a few seconds.

Issue may arise as your alarm and tracker will rely on the battery, disconnecting may void any theft insurance

There is no harm in leaving a good quality maintenance charger (I like optimate, ctek are popular too) connected to the car, to keep the battery topped up whilst the battery is connected to the car

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Agree with Stu, better to get a good maintenance charger and leave battery connected to car to support trackers etc and avoid draining and possibly causing damage to their small backup batteries.
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