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  1. 1994 E36 325tds battery not holding charge? 
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    The car will drive fine once started and ive changed the battery for another batery i belived was ok but tonite the car just say started and stalled when trying to pull out my street in ice and after running for ten minutes it started once again but then secound time battery was dead and it wouldnt start again, it seem unusual as it will drive around all day long fine but just wont start after standing or will only just. My dad was telling me of his friends bmw that used to do this and in the end he carried a spare battery all the time, im going to do a test tomoro on alternator to see if it working but other than that im stumped and i hope its not so terrible bmw wireing loom nightmare to fix

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    See if the headlights stay bright without the engine running. If they do then the battery is OK but the starting circuit is at fault. If your alternator is OK this could be a bad chassis to engine earth.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    See if the headlights stay bright without the engine running. If they do then the battery is OK but the starting circuit is at fault. If your alternator is OK this could be a bad chassis to engine earth.
    im going to give it a check again tmoro as its went nowhere in the weather but it does drive ok just isnt holding charge but it rans for 20 minutes other night then woudnt start again after it stalled so its not a small drain
     
     

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