The cable is currently connected to a bolt on the engine (driver side, red arrow below) and might be a bit short to travel all the way to the battery compartement (?)DARK STAR wrote:A battery in good health should give nearer 13 volts, even more if freshly charged.
It certainly seems yours is dead, as you say it happens suddenly with modern batteries.
The original earth point is not very far from the battery so if you put it in the right place you should be able to connect with the same cable.
I'll check that tomorrow at the office It might have been modified when they welded that stupid rack and put the battery right on top of the radiator
I probably can move the connector to the other bolt (green arrow) or even to the bolt on the rack itself (blue arrow) ?
I wonder how easy it may be to get rid of this bloody frame that they have welded on top of the radiator
Actually I may leave it in place if the metal frames that serve as guides for the airflow would fit underneath - I have them fortunately -
I could even fit a battery in the normal compartment and have two batteries ready for action