I mean I haven't seen a post from him in a month or so!!! What's going on there Troesma?
Ed's alive!!!! Twist that battery kill switch when not in use. Works wonders. When are you going to be in Dallas anyway?Hey guys..!
Yep I'm here, alive and well but tired as hell as it's been a deluge of work for the past 5-6 weeks (with my butt on planes, literally) so that's I've been in dissappeared mode. Thanks Mark, Ali, Peter... all for your concern as to my thereabouts...! Still this side of the earth surface, if you see what I mean...
Peter is right I'm in the middle of working on a new project in the marketing analytics arena... so it's been hard work, but things are getting together nicely. Hopefully, after a conference paper I'm presenting next week in Madrid and a likely 2-week tour around SEA, I'll be back to my bed for a change...
The Maser has been a sitting duck since. To the point that the OEM battery went completely dead, purchased an Optima which I installed 1 week later during a 2-day sprint around London, the car then went unusued for another 3 weeks, and last week-end (I was around for Easter) had a go at it and guess... dead... well, not quite dead (voltmeter reading 11V) but no cranking... pressed the start button and nothing, nada... not even a puff. So I'll see wassup tomorrow, before I go out again on Tuesday. Cannot hook a CTek or similar battery conditioner as I have no power near the driveway. Piss.
It never happened with the 4200 (Optima-fitted and at times sitting for 3+ weeks) but there is a great difference now: the GS has a GPS tracker installed. So despite the fact that I left the car with the alarm disengaged, that sucker is killing the battery. Or maybe (but hope not) I have a leak to ground on the wire harness, somewhere. Will see tomorrow.
FD brake pads arrived this week, so on return they will be fitted.
Cheers to all..!
Hey Buzz..!Ed's alive!!!! Twist that battery kill switch when not in use. Works wonders. When are you going to be in Dallas anyway?