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Old 01-05-2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by SteVTEC View Post
Anyways this CTEK is working out quite nicely.

I realized that the temperature never drops below the 41F threshold in my garage for the cold mode. Stays in the high-40's or about 50F and it's not an AGM type battery, so I just run it in the Normal mode in my garage now.
Nice colour E93!

I still have not registered my new battery but the wife's been driving the car this week. Her commute is ~10 miles virtually all highway. Putting the CTEK on yesterday took between 10 mins and an hour to re-charge so it really might be a short commute issue. Will try again after this full five day week coming up; it took a while to re-charge if I'd use the car a week on my 3.7 mile commute (100% surface roads with lots of lights).

Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)

28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars
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