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Old 04 Nov 2017, 04:12 pm
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It's good enough for now if he's got a cutting out scenario and it's starting the car Steve.

Yes, he more than likely needs a new battery, although we don't know, and 11.7v in a gaff that likes selling batteries is... well... maybe marginal when we don't know how much work it had done before he took it there - but the CRD batteries are an arm and a leg, and he should give himself a chance to shop around rather than go out and buy the first one he can.

You can get a decent battery for the petrol over in Europe for 50 / 50 - for the CRD you can get striped and pay 250 / ... or find them as low as 120...
The cutting out scenario can be from the battery voltage going too low. Without physically being there it's not a good idea to give advice on allowing a diagnosis to be performed when you might have a bad battery.

Best thing would be to take the battery to several different places to confirm the battery is bad. If you have a battery charger you should charge the battery first before getting it tested.
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Old 04 Nov 2017, 04:41 pm
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Default Re: Engine cuts out !!

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The cutting out scenario can be from the battery voltage going too low.
Battery voltage on test was 11.7v - and he is now going to charge it overnight, which tells us he believes it might have been a bit on the flat side.

CCA is low compared to a new CRD battery, but whatever...


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Without physically being there it's not a good idea to give advice
Best we close the forum right now then, before anybody gets hurt...
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