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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Honda's typical small battery and minimal charging system. Our 05 Accord and the X 06 Civic are just like yours.
We went to fill up the Accord a few weeks ago. The wife rolled the key back on to log the miles and didn't turn the car back off. When I got into drive on the battery was dead. The A/C blower and inside lights killed it in 10 mins or so. Jumped it and went on. Had the battery checked in a few days. No dead cells or bridged cells. Just Honda's way of doing things.
I can leave the stereo going for 2 hours or more in the Mazda3 with it driving a small sub. And no problems starting it. Leave a hOnda with any electrical draw on it and the motor not running and you have a dead Honda. They have always been wankers when it comes to OEM batterys and sizing of said battery's.
09 HCHII,w/Navi,I4,CVT Crap,Atomic Blue/Beige,70k Miles (Dull/MPG/Quite Civic)
07 Mazda3 S Touring,I4,5MT,Purple/Charcoal,80k Miles (Civic What?)
00 Ranger Ext,XLT,I4,5MT,White/Gray,200k Miles (Thinks it's a F-150)
X, 05 Accord EX Sedan,I4,5AT,Red/Gray,89k Miles (My Fav. Accord Gen)
X, 06 Civic EX Sedan,w/Navi,I4,5MT,Silver/Gray,44k Miles (No Better Than GM Junk)
Can you save a gal. here and there then blow a half gallon playing with the tach? It can be done!