Engine Battery Problem

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  1. sally47

    sally47 Funster

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    Any advice please I put two 90 w leisure batteries on about three years ago and they did drain rather low a couple of times but at Easter we were camping without electic for four days with grandkids hence tv on most of time leisure batteries dropped below 11 a I do have a 140 solar panel but no sun that weekend I have a battery mate from leisure to engine when I came to start the engine leisure was reading 12 engine would not turn over enough had to jump start have since put two 115 banner batteries on does the battery mate reverse from engine to leisure and do I need a naw engine battery which is about three years old but has been fully discharged a couple of times any help thanks
     
  2. jockaneezer

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    Just a bump for the evening shift (y) What model van do you have?
     
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    get the battery tested. if its been over discharged a few times it can damage the battery
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    For piece of mind i would stick a new one on anyway.

    For the hammer engine batteries can get it may be on its last legs.
     
  5. sally47

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    Sorry guys should have said fiat 2.8 chieftain
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Three years old is about time to change it so you dont get let down out in the wilds somewhere

    Peter
     
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    Your batteries are dead, replace all of them.
     
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