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Old 29-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default stalling coming into my driveway

I changed the battery the other day, now it seems to be idling lower than it used to, will it come good or will I have to adjust. cars done about 20klm since battery changs over.
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Old 29-06-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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baz is yours an auto or a manual?? Either way though it shouldn't be doing it. Check for any vacuum leaks and take it from there.
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Old 30-06-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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Its a manual. it might have been just a one off, I will be driving it again tomorrow so keeping fingers crossed.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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I got stuck at a road workes for a long time today, seems like it fixed the computer memory, so if you change your battery let it idle for a long time.
Well I hope that was what fixed it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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Update, letting it idle for a few minutes brought it back to normal.
would attaching jumper leads from a donor battery to the terminals before removing dead battery keep all the memory?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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Baz is it running OK now ?? When you disconnect the battery it does take a while for the ECU to adjust again. The best thing I have found is to take it for a half hour run on the freeway (in my case the M5) and this usually sorts it out and everything will be back to normal.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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Yes its back to normal now, letting it idle at the road works for about 3 minutes fixed the problem.
I think the jumper lead idea might be the way to go though.
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