Stratman's Recent Activity

  1. Stratman replied to the thread New battery, keeps going dead??.

    When you try to start it what happens? Does it crank at all? Do the dash lights dim? Any other symptoms?

    Apr 2, 2020 at 10:46 PM
  2. Stratman replied to the thread New battery, keeps going dead??.

    Lots of short journeys will eventually lead to a flat battery, as will leaving it standing for an extended period. How often do you use...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:46 PM
  3. Stratman replied to the thread New battery, keeps going dead??.

    Are you using the car during these four week periods? How far do you drive it between starts?

    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:01 PM
  4. Stratman replied to the thread Decisions SUV`s.

    Many decades ago at work, I had to tow a large generator with a V8 Land Rover. Apart from it probably being against the Geneva...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 2:42 PM
  5. Stratman replied to the thread Ctek Charger lead (extending).

    The Ctek itself gets quite warm in use, hardly conducive to sensing external ambient temperature.

    Apr 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
  6. Stratman replied to the thread Decisions SUV`s.

    A while ago a friend of mine was an RAC man. He said one of his commonest winter jobs was pulling X5s out of ditches. Hope this helps.

    Apr 1, 2020 at 8:52 PM
  7. Stratman liked Cyclone1's post in the thread Hyundai Genesis G80 / or Mb Audi Bentley Aston Copy lol.

    Change the yellow headlights, indicators and grill arrangement and it’s not bad at all.

    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:28 PM
  8. Stratman replied to the thread Multiple Fault messages.

    Would a battery showing a nominally good resting voltage trigger all these warnings if it dropped to 'below 8.5V' on cranking?

    Apr 1, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  9. Stratman replied to the thread Hyundai Genesis G80 / or Mb Audi Bentley Aston Copy lol.

    That front grille has taken a real beating with the ugly stick.

    Mar 31, 2020 at 8:03 PM
  10. Stratman replied to the thread battery problem.

    Have you referred to the owner manual yet?

    Mar 31, 2020 at 8:01 PM
  11. Stratman replied to the thread Battery drain - cause?.

    What truck is it? Do you have a wiring diagram?

    Mar 30, 2020 at 10:38 PM
  12. Stratman replied to the thread Battery Short.

    Has your sight returned?

    Mar 30, 2020 at 4:46 PM
  13. Stratman liked anglaslt's post in the thread Battery charging.

    I put a large notice in front of the instrument cluster that says "charger connected". Worked OK so far.

    Mar 30, 2020 at 1:16 PM
  14. Stratman replied to the thread Battery charging.

    If you disconnect the battery on a modern car you may find some things will need resetting on reconnection.

    Mar 30, 2020 at 12:36 PM
  15. Stratman replied to the thread Battery charging.

    I thought of doing that with mine, but I have doubts about the ability of a C200 diesel to pull them apart ;)

    Mar 29, 2020 at 11:17 PM
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