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mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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You may be right especially by the time it gets to the dealers.
They want me to call AM assist rather than deal with it.

Jockman

9,366 posts

46 months

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mikey k said:
You may be right especially by the time it gets to the dealers.
They want me to call AM assist rather than deal with it.
Mikey, I know for a fact that TNT are doing some competitive rates if you were looking to post it to Wilmslow. Just let them know it is an 8 man lift.

Failing that, we deal a lot with Veolia.......whistle

mikey k

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9,456 posts

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rolleyes

In fairness they aren't a recovery service but you would have thought they would have made the effort to assist! irked

V8 Animal

4,642 posts

96 months

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I use a Accumate and so far so good,i agree you may have a duff charger.

Pie n Chips

58 posts

140 months

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mikey k said:
The most annoying thing?
It was EXACTLY the same fault that prompted me to get rid of my last one.
I'm beginning to think there is something about the way I use Astons that kills them furious
And I suspect I know what it is but will leave judgement until Wilmslow have looked at it.
You should have kept the reliable Honda chap wink - Piss taking aside, I hope you get it sorted and it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of what is a fine automobile.
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DB9 Ian P

956 posts

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mikey k said:
It was EXACTLY the same fault that prompted me to get rid of my last one.
I hope they do not announce the V12VR in the next few days otherwise who knows what might happen smilesmile Lloyd will no doubt be waiting to hear!!

Seriously - hope it gets sorted soon.

mikey k

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Ey up Pie! wavey How's the V8 Cobra kit coming along?

V12VR yumwink

Going to call AM assist tomorrow as I'm at home all day.

Pie n Chips

58 posts

140 months

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mikey k said:
Ey up Pie! wavey How's the V8 Cobra kit coming along?
Slowly mate, haven't touched it in over 3 months, due to my back. TBH I think it will be going to pastures new soon, Fil's got his eye on an MGB roadsterrolleyes

mikey k

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Pie n Chips said:
mikey k said:
Ey up Pie! wavey How's the V8 Cobra kit coming along?
Slowly mate, haven't touched it in over 3 months, due to my back. TBH I think it will be going to pastures new soon, Fil's got his eye on an MGB roadsterrolleyes
laugh
Sorry to hear the back is still playing up! frown
At least if you go for the MGB you will have a V8 to put in it wink

mikey k

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9,456 posts

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Finally got round to calling AM Assist (the AA wink ) he was with me in 20 minutes. thumbup
Explained the history showing him the battery going flat as you open the door.
He was a little surprised laugh
Plugged his booster in & moved the seat to discover a "goosed" battery.
Wifey says "what does that mean" smilewink
He locked it up to see what the "sleeping" mode battery drain was, apparently normal at 0.8 Amps so no obvious signs of an earth leak.
Hooked it up to his van and jumped it, starting first time.
Agreed to drive it to Wilmslow with him behind.
It did keep doing xmas tree light demonstrations with the dash on the way over frown
Dealer only just managed to get the roof down and CF seat forward to check the battery.
"Never ever seen one go that dead before sir!"
Replacement going in as we speak and a drain test to be done in the next few days.
The AA guy, the dealer and I all suspect the dead battery is a symptom rather than the cause. Lets see what the drain test finds.

Cheered myself up by going next door and clambering over Maserati's, 430 Scuderia's and 458's wink

V8 Animal

4,642 posts

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mikey k said:
Cheered myself up by going next door and clambering over Maserati's, 430 Scuderia's and 458's wink
If you like these mate consider joining http://www.supercardriver.com/

Cheers
Paul

mikey k

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V8 Animal said:
If you like these mate consider joining http://www.supercardriver.com/

Cheers
Paul
Now that looks like a great idea! bow

mikey k

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Dealers have fitted a new battery (old one had 2 dead cells)
They tell me there are no other issues
I'm yet to be convinced a battery that has been fine for 3 months from new will suddenly lose 2 cells.
I still suspect there is a underlying cause
ie something that continually drains the battery enough that 2 trickle chargers cannot compete irked

Jockman

9,366 posts

46 months

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mikey k said:
...ie something that continually drains the battery enough that 2 trickle chargers cannot compete irked
+1 Mr K.

However, your only option now is to suck it and see.

You know where I am if you feel the need to sniff a V12 engine....I do of course mean that with the utmost sincerity and integrity smile

steveatesh

1,789 posts

50 months

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mikey k said:
Dealers have fitted a new battery (old one had 2 dead cells)
They tell me there are no other issues
I'm yet to be convinced a battery that has been fine for 3 months from new will suddenly lose 2 cells.
I still suspect there is a underlying cause
ie something that continually drains the battery enough that 2 trickle chargers cannot compete irked
Same thing happened to my sons BMW Mini. Turned out to be a defective alternator which was causing a short across the circuitry. Required new alternator and new battery out of warranty frown

Course, yours may just be a defective battery, keep your fingers crossed!

Edited by steveatesh on Friday 17th February 19:40

mikey k

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Jockman said:
mikey k said:
...ie something that continually drains the battery enough that 2 trickle chargers cannot compete irked
+1 Mr K.

However, your only option now is to suck it and see.

You know where I am if you feel the need to sniff a V12 engine....I do of course mean that with the utmost sincerity and integrity smile
Why thank you
The resident photographer actually agreed to one of these this evening

http://pistonheads.com/sales/3021872.htm

They had better come up with a V12VR wink


Edited by mikey k on Saturday 18th February 10:14

mikey k

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Picked it back up today.
15mA average on the drain test (which is bleow the 20mA threshold set by the factory)
2 dead cells of the 6 on the battery, hence it only held 8 volts
Nice to be back in it and working properly.
I love that sound!
Dealer managed to create another rattle rather than cure the two I pointed out rolleyes

Jockman

9,366 posts

46 months

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mikey k said:
...Dealer managed to create another rattle rather than cure the two I pointed out rolleyes
Would that be the same dealer you didn't buy the car from ??

Quelle Surprise smile

mikey k

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Jockman said:
Would that be the same dealer you didn't buy the car from ??

Quelle Surprise smile
Yep they've had a supervisor shuffle in the service depot



V8 Burble

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Mike. Off topic, YHM.
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