Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:58:53 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: 1989 has battery drain

In article <b57etc$25qjpk$>, says... > Someone who looks an awful lot like MeatballTurbo <> wrote: > > In article <b55vrm$26cnt6$>, > > says... > >> I must respectfully but emphatically disagree. If she has a parasitic > >> load, a new battery before that load is identified and fixed is just a > >> waste of money. It's treating the symptom, but not the cause. > > > So see if you can find a battery to borrow, rather than buying as a test > > case. > > "Hi, my car has a problem that has trashed my battery - can I borrow > yours to try the same thing please? What do you mean, no?" > Wouldn't it be better to charge up the existing battery, fix the problem, > and then move forward? Why wreck a friend's battery in the process? All > of the troubleshooting can still be done with the existing battery, even > in it's abused state. No reason to abuse another one to learn the same stuff. True, never thought of that. I was thinking, aged battery way past it's best. Test with a known good one. but if the problem isn't the battery, but the charge circuit, then yep, you are so right. -- Carl Robson The poster formally known as Skodapilot.

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