Join Date: Mar 2003
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After reading all the battery/alternator posts for the third time, I checked the terminals they seem ok.I have a volt gauge hooked up with the negative to the battery and the positive on the alternator. My results are that when I get in the car the battery is around 13 (analog gauge) when I turn the ignition it goes down to about 11.Then after ignition the gauge shows 15, which has to be the alternator as that is where the cable is. So I gather that the alternator is pushing out what it should.The battery is a red top Optima (would I be right to assume that the car is only starting the way it does because of the high CCA as a regular battery has far less and wouldn't turn at all?)As I said it only does it after being off for a period of time it wont do it if I turn it off and on.
Danny_hedges what could put a drain on the car when off?
2001 SE Black, HS CAI, 2.25 exhaust w/Aerospeed muffler, B&M ss, 17'' ICW Kamikaze's, ES MMI's, Cross drilling of the factory rotor's, KYB struts with Nismo springs.