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Hot battery

Post by ROBBIE » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:31 pm

So should a battery get hot whilst trying to crank the engine?
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Re: Hot battery

Post by andyrew » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:59 pm

Warm possibly. Hot sounds like it's shagged.

Has it been left to go flat? Has it been put on charge a lot?
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Re: Hot battery

Post by ROBBIE » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:33 pm

Would say warm to hot, is supposed to be a new battery that has never been charged.
Really thinking about it now, could of beenhow much I used it, did spend a lot of time trying to get it started :lol:
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Re: Hot battery

Post by andyrew » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:02 pm

Check the either end of the battery. See if the ends are bulged out. If they are then the battery has sulphated and will struggle holding a charge or provided enough amps on cranking.

If you was trying for a long time to get it started I'd guess a hot battery could be expected.
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Re: Hot battery

Post by mike harris » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:18 am

Check the charge rate to make sure it's not over charging man.

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