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If you got a low point discharge, your battery is damaged. Some chemical processes can not be reconverted from that point. If you drive around for some time, your battery will get warm and have a little bit more charge then cold. That could be enough to start the car once again. You don't loose anything if you try to charge you battery. Maybe you are lucky. ...


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Yes, a reset could work, if the problem is that the ECU is used to the previous driver's driving style and his style was vastly different to your's. But it could also just be the way you drive. Do you drive more like Morgan Freeman or Vin Diesel? These cars are quite heavy on the juice in city driving. With mine, I get about 7.5l/100km on the highway going ...


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The new symptoms are VERY probably not related to the jumpstart, especially if you didn't have any "spark incidents" during the jumpstart. One quick doublecheck: At night, turn your headlights on without starting the car. It helps to have a white garage door or something similar to reflect your headlights. Note how bright they seem, and their color - orange, ...


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You don't want them to service it "perfectly"; it'd be prohibitively expensive, much more expensive than the scooter's replacement value. Sure, you'd have a nearly essentially brand-new scooter... but it'd still have some of the weaknesses of age and torture. Metal does fatigue over time, especially if it's subjected to rough use (you mentioned poor road ...


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It depends on how deeply-discharged the battery was. If the battery is high enough capacity two hours may not harm it. Starter batteries (used to start automobiles) are designed differently from deep-discharge (or "marine") batteries. (For traditional flooded acid batteries) starter batteries are designed to provide lots of current to turn an engine, and ...


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Exide is simply a battery manufacturer. The Max, Matrix, and Express are just marketing names for some of their battery lines. The best battery to get is one that fits your car, and will last an appropriate length of time for the cost. If your battery is not being properly recharged, it's also possible that your alternator is bad, or is going bad. Both the ...


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I don't see it helping any. The long term fuel trims on modern cars will adapt to conditions within 15 minutes of driving, and even those only have a minor impact. The short term fuel trims that have the most impact adapt pretty much instantly (hence the "short term"). All that said, resetting the ECU is easy, so feel free to go for it and let us know ...


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I don't think a battery reset can improve your fuel economy. But do check whether the battery is working properly. Read this link here to get an idea of how to improve your fuel economy.


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A battery load tester will give some indication of the battery health. It could be an somewhat expensive tool (about $100) for occasional home use. The model I own has two leads that are clamped on to the battery terminals. A switch is then activated and a reading of bad, marginal or good is read off the gauge. The scale has readings for various battery load ...


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I don't think you'll have much of an issue either way, though I think you'd have better off with a set like these than the ones you chose: To properly use the ones you purchased, normally you'd clip off the connectors at the end of the wires, then bare the wires (remove the insulation) about a 1/2" back, then put the bare wires under the clamp, holding ...


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Leaving the headlamps on for a couple of hours will not do any signicant damage to a car battery. Re-charging the battery overnight would normally put it back to fully charged. 'Smart' alternators used on todays vehicle will also charge your battery. When discharging, the plates of the battery become sulphated. Charging the battery removes this sulphation. ...



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