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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 25th April 2020, 20:01 Thread Starter
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I have been self isolating past 6 weeks and my 1600cc powershift bmax has not been used .Tried to start it and zilch it will not start.I have had it on a battery charger and charged to 11.9v still will not turn over the engine just get a clicking noise.Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 25th April 2020, 20:54
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11.9 off load is whey too low, leave it charging for another 24hours, also since it has been that low, the gearbox may have to 're-learn' stuff, also the windows may not open properly, and other stuff may have got confused. (ie central locking, alarm, and even the radio)
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 26th April 2020, 09:46
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If not using the car at all, i would start it up and run the engine till warm once a week at least.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 26th April 2020, 10:41
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If a 24 hour trickle charge dorsn't work, I would guess that the battery is kaput, so a quick check of battery prices on the net is in order. Not sure who is still selling or delivering in the lockdown, but we bought a battery from Europarts for the Fiesta a few weeks back and they were competetive at the time and delivered by courier.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 26th April 2020, 14:17
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If not using the car at all, i would start it up and run the engine till warm once a week at least.
and run the aircon, and move it back and forth a bit, and park it without the handbrake on if possible.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 27th April 2020, 16:40
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Hi,


And I am another. went to give the engine a few minutes run (after a few weeks without serious running time), and two tries and it started the dread 'clicking'. Got Ford Assist to arrange help, as my garage is at the bottom of a 1 in 3; and the AA came started her and pronounced the battery capacity down to less than 50%. Bit the bullet, as I am supposed to stay indoors, said new battery, but fit a higher capacity if possible.

I've always thought the standard battery was a bit wimpy, so with lockdown going on significantly longer I decided to reduce the potential for problems. The wrench's advice was to run it for 30 minutes per week, and stuff the stay in rules.
I accept that I got stung for the price, but as I had some credit built up, I could not be botherd to chase a cheaper option.


C'est la vie!


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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 27th April 2020, 17:14
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how old was your battery ?

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 28th April 2020, 06:15
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Hi Hywel,


It was the original so, it was about 5 years old.
I will test the various functions others have lost when I next run it, to see if any settings need sorting out.



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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 28th April 2020, 09:38
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Same as mine. Fingers crossed it's o.k so far.
I have stop/start, so will need the heavy duty battery if i ever need a new one.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 28th April 2020, 11:39
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Hi stype,

If it is the battery that needs replacing I have just ordered one from these people :-https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/exide/el652/
Maybe worth a look.
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