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Old 05.11.2014, 12:36
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

Landi sell very cheap (for here) car batteries, much cheaper then coop etc
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

If the starter motor is still turning when you are trying to start it is not completely dead. So use your cables and follow instructions in the right order:

- turn both cars off (okay the dead one is already off..)
- cars should not touch each other nor do you want the black and red cables to connect...
- connect the RED cable from EMPTY battery to the FULL
- connect the BLACK from FULL to a non painted part of the engine (NOT on the battery as gas may form)
- start the helpers car and turn up the revs (3000/4000). This will give you peak power
- start the other car and let it run for a while

- disconnect the BLACK from the non painted part of the engine
- disconnect the BLACK from FULL battery
- disconnect the RED from FULL battery
- disconnect the RED from EMPTY battery
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

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Hey, thanks a lot for the advice :-) ! I have a cable now and will give it a try...the jump starting method is a bit problematic as the car is parked between other cars at the end of the road...so not so easy to push it out.
And no, there were no lights or such on...the battery is just a bit old and with the cold weather...anyway...hope it works...otherwise I will have to get a new battery.
Give me a tinkle if you have any problems.
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

Stupid me did not turn off my car lights so my battery is dead!!

I have a question: when connecting to a non painted part of the dead car (for the black cable from the live car), do we mean any part??

Slightly cluesless and desperate here
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

Well any metallic part pretty much .. An earth/negative connection, like part of the engine.

In the old days you just connected to the Positive and Negative on each battery. Which still works perfectly well.. But there's a tiny remote chance that you have a faulty battery leaking hydrogen and it might explode.




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Stupid me did not turn off my car lights so my battery is dead!!

I have a question: when connecting to a non painted part of the dead car (for the black cable from the live car), do we mean any part??

Slightly cluesless and desperate here
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Re: starter cable for empty car battery

On most engines you'll find a lifting hooking - cast metal ring which is part of the engine. It is probably the easiest part to get the starter cable to grip to.

Go for the biggest bit of metal you can attach to - rather that the bolt on top of the front suspension.
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