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My x type has been lying unused, the battery is now dead. I

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My x type has been lying for months unused, the battery is now dead. I tried to jump start but all I get is a buzzing kind of a noise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  gemmechanic replied 2 years ago.

Hello

If you are jump starting from another vehicle - start that vehicle up and run it for 5 to 10 minutes while it's connected to the x type. Run it at about two thousand rpm if it's a petrol - 1500 if its a diesel - then with the helper car still running try and start the x type - and make sure the jumper cables are good quality not cheap thin items.

Regards

Mechanic Martyn