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I have just moved house and have now got a garage for my pride and joy. I have also pledged to cut down my annual mileage from 12,000 miles a year to around 4-5000. So my main problem now seems to be the flat battery each time I go to use the car, if I leave it unused for a typical 6-7 days. The battery I have in is a new one, under a year old, is this normal or not?

Once I jump start it's all fine and it runs like a dream.

What should I get checked?

Laurence
 

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I never figured it out. I just bought a Duralast Gold battery (8 year warranty) and if the car will be parked for more than a day or two I unplug the battery. Jeff (bullitt2180.1) has tracked it down to something with the radio, but has gotten no farther. This would have been a great dealer fix under warranty except that I didn't really notice it until I had already done several electrical modifications. I thought that I was the only one until about 6 months ago.
 

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Check the obvious: battery cables, alternator, etc.

You also could have a parasitic draw...check the amperage of the draw with doors closed, and everything else turned off. Most cars should have no more than 2-4 milliamps.
 

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Optima yellow top. It can sit for months with no problems. I have had no discharge problems since I went with the yellow top. Or, maybe because I'm a nurse! :lol:
 

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I can leave my car for ages 2 or 3 weeks at a time and it still starts first go.
I am still on the original battery as well

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I was having no problems, but for piece of mind, I bought a new Die-Hard from Sears and installed it last October.
 
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