Mini jump-starter / battery booster...

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Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:27 am

Thought I saw a thread on these a while back, but can't find it!!!

So, has anyone got, or had experience of one of these things that go for £20/30 on ebay???

Need something to jump start the E46 compact 325ti and my old halfords thing is dead!!!
My old battery charger works, but after I charged it last week the heater blower wouldn't stop & I didn't have time to disconnect the battery, so now it's properly dead and the charger won't play ball!!!
And it's parked really awkwardly, so it's going to be extremely difficult to just jump it off one of the other cars, without some very long leads!!!

Something like this of any use....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20000mAh-Min ... %7Ciid%3A1

Why would it state it won't start cars older than 2010???
A lot also say they can't jump a car with auto stop/start - which doesn't bother me yet.....

Any other, sensible, suggestions, so I can get this motor started, cleaned and sold?!?!?!
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Lidl has something similar to these in a few weeks back. I overheard the store manager pleading with a potential customer NOT to buy one, as they'd had an almost 100% return rate.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:00 pm

Ha, sounds great!

Think I'm gonna try out this offering from Amazon for £38

At least it's got a high number of good reviews on there and I should have no issues sending it back if it's rubbish!
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:19 am

Trouble with reviews is people now get paid to leave good ones/lie...
Ive had a Durite one for about 3 years now, starts my 4.4 V8 E39 with a battery so dead it wont even charge
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:34 pm

I prefer the larger type - I’ve had the Costco version for years and with a fleet of turds, I’ve had a lot of use out of it. It starts my 5.2 V10 petrol and my mates 5.0 V10 diesel with no issue and has warning lights, usb charger, 12v socket and an air compressor built in.
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:05 pm

Have you got any links to these said jump starters, in the market for one that's gonna last.
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Search the Costco site and you'll find it.
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1988 Alpina C2.5 moredoor in Black, 71k
1990 325ix, moredoor auto in Laser Blue. 51k
1984 Hartge H35 in Black
2004 996 C4S in Silver 43k manual
2006 Audi S6 V10 in Black 58k
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