Not using CX3-

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Dogfuzz
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Not using CX3-

Post by Dogfuzz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:17 pm

Cant' see myself using my CX3 much in the next weeks or months. Haven't used it for the last fortnight.

So today, started car up, warmed it and ran it gently for 25 minutes. I released handbrake, repositioned vehicle, applied footbrake a few times, then switched everything off. Will repeat in a week.

I know others might say take it for a good run-but I don't want to be caught and given a telling off for not obeying the motoring guidance and just as importantly-I don't want a puncture/breakdown then face the heavy penalty and shame of having to call out for emergency help.

I suppose i could remove the battery-but what the heck.
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Re: Not using CX3-

Post by Strangways » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:33 pm

I'm the same as you Dogfuzz. I was running just the MX5 every weekend, but now I run both of them.
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Re: Not using CX3-

Post by mum@mazda » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm

Trickle charger on here. These are strange times. Maybe istop will work after 3 weeks charging. Nah, it isn't that strange just yet.😁😁😁
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MJC1216
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Re: Not using CX3-

Post by MJC1216 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:09 pm

Have to use mine as key worker...great that the roads are empty and petrol cheap. :)
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Re: Not using CX3-

Post by AndyRen » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:29 am

Have to go shopping perhaps once a week, so until starting becomes a problem I'll leave well alone I think.
My mobile shed (Kangoo) on the other hand has only been used very infrequently since last October so I can see myself having to pull its battery once *again* for an overnight charge - not a job I relish as sockets/extension rods/strong tape/small spanners and plasters are employed - plus the battery itself has to be twisted 90 deg's just to get the b*gg"r out :roll:
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Re: Not using CX3-

Post by AndyRen » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:30 am

MJC1216 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:09 pm
Have to use mine as key worker...great that the roads are empty and petrol cheap. :)
You have my respect.
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