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  #1542476 26-Apr-2016 22:33
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allio:

 

Ctek MX 5.0 has solved all my car battery woes. It really does work magic.

 

 

 

I have the C-Tek MXS 5.0. Appears to work good but runs worryingly hot

 

 

 

I got it for about $150, I got it so I could leave my car on trickle charge when I went overseas (Car had a weak battery at the time, would go flat after 2 weeks or so of non-use).

 

 

 

In OP's position I don't think I would get a charger. If tight on money I would get a cheap ($30) set of jumper leads to go in the car, and use the battery until it fails to start , then beg a neighbor/ workmate / passer by for a jump, then replace the battery with a warehouse/super cheap one or similar.

 

If not tight on money I would either just replace the battery, or go to a mechanic / auto electrician and get them to test it and replace if needed (issue might be something other than the battery)




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  #1542513 27-Apr-2016 05:22
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Not tight on money, just have so much stuff and I want to avoid buying unnecessary stuff. Battery clearly stuffed, picking up replacement today thanks to a helpful poster who's gotten me wholesale rates :)

I have jumper cables and two 34AH AGM batteries lying around. Could probably jump start from them, not sure if I should though.

 
 
 
 


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  #1547328 5-May-2016 19:39
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get your battery?




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  #1547346 5-May-2016 21:04
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Aye. It works like a battery, car starts more reliably. A public thanks to Jeff, who's helped me out on a couple of occasions now :)


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