Mechanics

CAR WONT TURN OVER

1997 BMW 523

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 BMW 523 Two Wheel Drive 188 50 miles

Hi there left the car standing for 6 months, battery water evaporated, somtimes the car startes by putting the car in first gear and rocking it. Do you think I need a new battery or could it be the altonater?
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Lomanto
June 10, 2009.




Battery age is a determining factor in the decision, if 5+ years then replace and check the alternator output as well. Too high and it will boil the water right off, it should not exceed 14.5 volts.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 10, 2009.


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