Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 19:51:43 GMT
From: (Brandon Thomas)
Subject: Re: Hello everyone.

in you wrote: >Even if it charges, I might replace it. It's now 5 years old, it's >probably close to end of life. When you fully drain a battery that >is old, it tends to do them in. true, so true. > >Saabs (NG900's in particular) are known to run oddly with a weak >battery. Ignition troubles (rough running, DI cassette failures) >are often linked to weak batteries. My knowledge of auto engineering >tells me that the car runs off the alternator, not the battery. But >I've seen enough testimony regarding weak batteries causing problems >to accept it at this point. Saabs are not alone in that respect. A fair amount of 'electronicaly' managed vehicles seem to suffer from the same thing. I always find it interesting that the manf. claims that there are 'systems' built in to compesate for 'low' voltage or whatever and some work....and some don't. Let us know how it turns out. Brandon 88 SPG

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