1997 BMW 523 CAR WONT TURN OVER

Tiny
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  • 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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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 3:48 AM

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Tiny
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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.

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