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What's your vin number sir?

 

 

Probably will end up there, but hoping for a chain store that's just up the rd

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1 hour ago, tortron said:

Who supplies non tridon thermostats for commo 3.8s?

Current rather new one seems to be sticking closed

 

I just got a new tridon thermostat for a guy and it didnt work at all

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Probably a stupid question but will it be ok if I try to recharge a fucked 10 year old motorbike battery?

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I don't want to buy a new one because it'll most likely be sitting around for 12 months while I sort out shit on the bike but I'd like to be able to take it for a spin sometimes.

Cheers.

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2 hours ago, johnnyfive said:

I think you're missing the obvious Barry answer of fitting your thermostat into the trash.

 

No fit a steel plate with a 16mm hole

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54 minutes ago, a.craw4d said:

Probably a stupid question but will it be ok if I try to recharge a fucked 10 year old motorbike battery?

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I don't want to buy a new one because it'll most likely be sitting around for 12 months while I sort out shit on the bike but I'd like to be able to take it for a spin sometimes.

Cheers.

Leaver the cap off and put a tea spoon of Epson salts in and top up with water if needed, if the plate dividers haven't broken down it might go

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I did that once and a battery I had assumed was long dead came back.

 

Fake edit the other battery in parallel 

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53 minutes ago, UTERUS said:

Also try banging another battery in parallel to get the charger to do its thing

Can also jolt it with an arc welder

 

 

Maybe look away when doing that

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1 hour ago, tortron said:

Can also jolt it with an arc welder

 

 

Maybe look away when doing that

This works well but make sure its a DC welder

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Not keen on the welder idea. 

So like this, and should I leave the other battery on there or take it off after a couple of hours and continue to charge the little one?

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Only long enough for the old battery to gain enough volts for he charger to.recognise it's a battery.

 

I am turning into lingor......

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10 hours ago, SOHC said:

Leaver the cap off and put a tea spoon of Epson salts in and top up with water if needed, if the plate dividers haven't broken down it might go

This works, but when the battery dies again it's pretty dead. In saying that I have a jdm battery that I can push start a car with after 12 months of sitting that had the Epson salt treatment.

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Just tried the battery and it has a very little bit of charge. Popped the cover off and it's completely dry so I'll give it a drink tomorrow and try again. Will now google Epson salt to see wtf it is, doubt I'll have any.

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18 hours ago, RUNAMUCK said:

I used open.end spanners once to bridge the two.batteries.

I did this to jump start a car a few years ago. Worked well, apart from the burn mark on the spanners after.

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