I thought 12.6 would be OK,mine read that from new,never has been 13v?.might read 13v after a run but goes down to 12.6 v after surface charge has drained off
Battery condition isn't all about voltage, cranking amps matter. It's time for a new battery and be sure to fully charge it on the bench before fitting, although the manufacturers say they are pre-charged it will make a big difference to its performance and life.
MkIII VTR 1.6hdi Modutop, Climate Pack, 16" Alloys
Yeah and make sure its at least 75amps more amps the better
This battery is only about 2 years old. I have a brand new battery i will try tonight but i think it's something g draining the battery when the van is off. is ithat even possible for something to drain it while off.
You can try disconnecting battery overnight, if it doesn't drain, you have your answer.
07-06-2016, 01:24 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2016, 01:26 PM by Johny555.)
May be Radio?,I've heard sometimes its the altanator draining when stood,
07-06-2016, 06:44 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2016, 06:46 PM by ffrenchie.)
Does the alternator feel warm to the touch when the car has been stood overnight ? My neighbour had a problem with his Focus, not a Berlingo but it was the alternator draining power and it got hot doing it. 12.6v is enough in a battery to start the car but when it starts to go below 12.4 the battery is shot.
So where does this bit go then ?