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My motor has been parked up for the last three weeks :(

No surprise the low capacity race battery was near flat, not even enough amps to open the doors :cry:

Anyways shes running on idle, still cant drive it.

How long at idle to fully recharge, assuming of course i havent stuffed the battery

Would an hour suffice? I dont have a suitable trickle to maintain it :(

Also the complete lack of battery power, my idle revs are all over the place, has the TPS been knocked out somewhere, just seems the idle is a complete mess.

MODS: I tried to post this in technical and got told i dont have the privs!! Might want to look at that ;) Tried in FF and IE7 both the same.....
 

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My motor has been parked up for the last three weeks :(

No surprise the low capacity race battery was near flat, not even enough amps to open the doors :cry:

Anyways shes running on idle, still cant drive it.

How long at idle to fully recharge, assuming of course i havent stuffed the battery

Would an hour suffice? I dont have a suitable trickle to maintain it :(

Also the complete lack of battery power, my idle revs are all over the place, has the TPS been knocked out somewhere, just seems the idle is a complete mess.

MODS: I tried to post this in technical and got told i dont have the privs!! Might want to look at that ;) Tried in FF and IE7 both the same.....
just take it a decent run and it will be ok. small batterys are a pain in the neck:goingmad:
 

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cant drive yet win :( still not fit enuff post op :(
 

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If you intend to leave it for long periods you should have a look at the optimate trickle charges as you can fit a lead to the battery permanently and just plug it in when not in use. Leaving a race battery to keep going flat will shorten its life span dramatically.
An hour would be more than enough time to charge it but i would try and start it again tommorrow to make sure
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My AMS used to go flat every 2 days now i just disconnect the earth when i know it isnt going to be used.

We need what Andy mentioned.
 

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The ECU will need to relearn the idle as well Nick.
tell me bout it, its up n downing for the last hour :(

Be better with a mains booster pack if its totally drained, is there nothing at ALL?
The alarm LED was hardly even visible. no power to open doors. I jumped it off the missus diesel :)

If you intend to leave it for long periods you should have a look at the optimate trickle charges as you can fit a lead to the battery permanently and just plug it in when not in use. Leaving a race battery to keep going flat will shorten its life span dramatically.
An hour would be more than enough time to charge it but i would try and start it again tommorrow to make sure
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Will do andy, this is a one off, its usually a daily mover!

Just been unable to drive for three weeks and i am GAGGING to drive it but i cant yet :(
 

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Nick, better to remove the battery and charge it, than let the engine idle for an hour. Do you need a specific charger for it?
 

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well she just ran for hour, restarted fine.

will try tomorrow and if problematic, will have it out and charge off the car.....

im sure these sealed gel batts need a special charger, maybe RossW who supplied it can confirm, or another tuner that sells them :)

but checked voltage charging and off the car, its now fine :) Case of if it holds charge now, otherwise its a new one :cry:
 

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As Andy said a trickle charge is a good idea. I have one designed to go onto a car when it is being stood up. It monitors the battery levels and turns itself on when they drop.

I can now leave the car 6 week and it will start first turn of the key.
 

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well i intend to get an opti, if the car gets laid up, its just the driver that got laid up and couldnt start it :lol:

thanks though guys, will update thread with any bad news if is any!
 

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Sorry to hear this Nick, It should be fine given a decent charge, if not bring it over and I will bring it back to life ;).

I've a little trickle charger from Halfords, it has a jack you leave in car all the time and just plug it in when the car's in the garage. Its very convenient!

Used daily or even weekly the Oddeseys are fine provided there are no major pulls that would flatten any battery.
 

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Nice one ross, will keep u updated......

so stock batt charger is fine, ill be buying one, setting an accessible charge point plug and it will get plugged in most nights then!!

was worried case it needed a special unit being sealed, gel etc etc.....

cheers ross!
 

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odessey batteries are pish
i have had three of them all went tits up after about a year and a half , they are supposed to have a 5 year warrenty , but the makers are in america and never ever honour it
 

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You can only charge the odesy batteries at under 15 volts i believe as otherwise you will kill it so be careful what battery charger you buy, I would stick to an optimate if i were you, like the one pictured earlier
 
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