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Offline Staudi

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2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« on: September 13, 2016, 11:31:15 pm »
I have recently purchased a 2006 S6 5.2 V10 Audi in mint condition. The vehicle was imported from the UK and has travelled 110000 km having had two previous NZ owners. The problem I have is that there seems to be a radical draw on the battery for no apparent reason. The car is not my daily driver as I have an A4 2.0 for that task. It is garaged and only comes out in the fine weather. In the month that I have owned it I have had to charge it twice. The first time was after it had been in the garage for a week and the second time I had used it for the day, putting some good km's on it, parked it for two hours, went to start it and the battery was flat. I have purchased a digital battery charger and now leave this permanently connected to the car. Anybody know what the problem is?? I am highly pissed as I paid good money for this car and now have to rectify this common Audi fault. Am starting to wonder about the Audi brand as my son has just bought his first Audi and looks like having to pay in excess of $2500 to have a steering column replaced. Maybe they aren't all they say they are. Try and get something for nothing out of them . . . . . . . >:(
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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 11:44:39 am »
Have you had the battery tested?

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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 12:02:37 pm »
Have you had the battery tested?
Yes, that was going to be my response too.
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 08:08:45 pm »
Places such as Repco will test your battery for free too. While it's still in the car.

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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 06:29:31 pm »
The previous owner said the battery died 6 months ago so he replaced it with a Varta battery (factory issue) and had it coded by the local Audi dealer. When it is on digital charge, which will show if the battery is losing charge, it remains and holds at 100%. This week I have to put my A4 in for a service and use the S6. It was fine for 4 days, put km's on it no problem. Went to start it this arvo it would crank very slowly but wouldn't start. Checked the battery meter, it showed 70%. We jumped it at the posts from my sons Audi, it started and I headed home. The power in the battery started to increase only after I gave it the curry. I'm wondering whether the problem is the regulator or the alternator. Any ideas. ps. My son has just has the steering wheel module replaced in his A6 at a cost of NZD$3500. It is in mint condition and only travelled 102,000km. When mentioning this problem is common and should of been a recall, Audi NZ didn't want to know. The reply was "it is an old car". At the moment I am really pissed with Audi.
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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 05:29:05 pm »
did u get it tested?
I imagine it was just a fried battery.
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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 09:25:19 am »
I have found that if you have a calcium type battery that it will show that the battery is fine on a test.(I had mine tested)
However, if the battery has been completely flat in the past it needs to go onto an commercial desulphation cycle otherwise it just won't take a full charge. I think the AA will do it for $20 if you are a member and give you a loan battery while it's being done. I have yet to have mine done and at the moment it will hold charge for most of a day but it will discharge in a few hours if I don't drive.
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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 09:58:45 am »
Did you manage to sort out your problem in the end?

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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 10:07:41 pm »
All sorted the Varta was fried. Have replaced it with a Bosch which has a higher ccr and all is good, Because the car does not get used frequently I purchased a 5 amp C-Tek digital battery charger which can be left on the car over extended periods of non use. This keeps the battery at peak performance and the battery cells do not deteriorate.
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Re: 2006 S6 5.2 V10. Battery draining over a couple of hours.
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 05:53:46 pm »
I've had battery problems with my 4 infrequently used cars and ALL related to letting them discharge fully inadvertantly. They now have a permanent trickle charger attached which cuts out when it senses the battery is full. Problem solved.

Comes with alligator clips or rings that can be permanently attached to the terminals and a quick connect connector between the leads and the charger - I have 3 cars with them permanently wired and can move the two chargers easily between them if necessary. They are inexpensive and highly effective.
I think I got them from Repco

http://www.batterydoctor.com.au/store/chargers/sealed-lead-acid-sla-chargers/12v-junior-battery-fighter-3-stage-750mah.html

NZ supplier:
http://www.simpower.co.nz/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/15/products_id/187




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