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How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Rayd502(m): 10:44am On Apr 13, 2022
I have been away from home for about 2 weeks now,I forgot to disconnect the terminal heads of my car battery before travelling.

I called and asked my neighbour to help start and warm the car but was told that it won't start coz battery is dead.I ve asked him to disconnect the terminals pending my arrival.

Can such a battery be revived or is it time for replacement?

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Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Nobody: 1:56pm On Apr 13, 2022
Rayd502:
I have been away from home for about 2 weeks now,I forgot to disconnect the terminal heads of my car battery before travelling.

I called and asked my neighbour to help start and warm the car but was told that it won't start coz battery is dead.I ve asked him to disconnect the terminals pending my arrival.

Can such a battery be revived or is it time for replacement?

One of two things is involved: you have a parasitic drain or a weak battery.

2 weeks is way too short a frame to have an auto battery go limp.

Figure out which it is and take appropriate action after your findings.

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Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by zed7: 2:40pm On Apr 13, 2022
I have a car that won't start if you don't start it in 2 days. I've tried to search for source of parasitic drain without success. I just make sure I start it every morning and disconnect the battery terminal if travelling. I nor get time for wahala.

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Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Rayd502(m): 7:29pm On Apr 13, 2022
ThrottleHolic:


One of two things is involved: you have a parasitic drain or a weak battery.

2 weeks is way too short a frame to have an auto battery go limp.

Figure out which it is and take appropriate action after your findings.

Thanks.
Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by grafixdon: 8:00pm On Apr 13, 2022
Maybe 6 months. The longest I've travelled without put on my car was 2 months. After arriving 2 months later, I put on ignition the car starts without hesitation, though the sound was horrible but the engine stabilised 2 minutes later.
Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Gkemz: 8:34pm On Apr 15, 2022
zed7:
I have a car that won't start if you don't start it in 2 days. I've tried to search for source of parasitic drain without success. I just make sure I start it every morning and disconnect the battery terminal if travelling. I nor get time for wahala.

Buy new battery or change the acid

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Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by zed7: 10:08am On Apr 16, 2022
Gkemz:


Buy new battery or change the acid
Battery bought in February.
Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Compliant(m): 6:53am On Apr 17, 2022
Rayd502:

Can such a battery be revived or is it time for replacement?

Just give battery charger 1,000naira max to charge the battery and you are good to go. Dont change any acid as the battery is still okay

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Re: How Long Can One Park A Car Idle Before The Battery Runs Dead. by Rayd502(m): 7:27am On Apr 17, 2022
Compliant:


Just give battery charger 1,000naira max to charge the battery and you are good to go. Dont change any acid as the battery is still okay


Exactly what I did...Thanks.

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