i was going to the chiro today as i put my back out last night vacuuming the floor last night while cleaning up for a lady visitor.
so i jump in the car this arvo [after using it preiviously that day]and had no dash lights or anything come up when turning the key.
i popped the bonnet and the voltage meter was reading a very faint low which means the battery is dead.
i cleaned all terminals and made sure of no loose conections.
the multimeter just blipped when i put it acreoss the terminals.
i spoke to a freind auto electrician who said that its not uncommon for a battery to just die.
especially the cheaper type.
mine is a racv heavy duty replacement battery that was in the car when i got it 2 years ago nearly.
now ive heard from a few sources that these racv and some other brands are actually made in vietnam.
they reason being is that vietnam is the only country left in the world that will recycle the lead plates contained in the batteries.
now when they recyle the plates they cant get all the chemicals out of the recycled lead and what you end up with is a compisition of about %70 odd of lead and the rest made up various treating chemicals used in the process.
the result-a battery that will suddenly stop working as in mine and will not last as long as a good one.
now i dint know what to beleive of this story but have been told similar by a few different people now so im starting to beleive it.
so the upshot is im waiting for the battery man to came and test the battery and curcuits and relays ect for me.and also $130 that i cant really spare at the moment gone on a new battery.
will post result-BAZZ