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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 AM
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Mein Auto: x5 2009 and 750il 2001
question regarding battery drain - BMW advanced charger

HI - 2001 750 il has sat idle for slighly over a month. believe battery drained since it turns over, but won't start. i have the BMW advanced charger that you plug into the wall? typically how long does this charge take and also, is this common problem? how do you know if it's alternator or not? THanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:09 PM
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24hrs for the charger. OK think this through, why do you suspect the alternator when the engine has not been running? Some people have problems with cars that are left, my GQ E38 is always on a battery saver - no problems. If it still wont start you could have any number of problems from defective fuel pump to CPS gone bad or anything between.
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