Evora's are quirky, worse than women when it come to the electrical system. I jumped mine and cooked the TCU. Trip to the dealer 300 miles away and $3600 back in business. You got off lucky!
I always have my car on a trickle charger, even if I know I'm going to drive it the next day. It's part of my routine. When I got the car (about 1.5 years ago), I didn't realize the trunk lights stay on (duh). I drained my battery while on the trickle charger. I switched out my trunk lights to LEDs, and now I push the top latch to shut the trunk light off.I think the lesson learnt from this is to use the battery tender if the car is to be park for more than a week and make sure to turn off the trunk light. I have read a lot of Evora issue on this forum because of weak battery or not driving the car enough to juice its battery. Keeping mine on the tender and my 2013 Evora S still have the original OEM battery – 6+ years and still going strong.
Ugh..yeah, I should consider myself fortunate.Evora's are quirky, worse than women when it come to the electrical system. I jumped mine and cooked the TCU. Trip to the dealer 300 miles away and $3600 back in business. You got off lucky!
This is at Princeton Lotus and I'm extremely fortunate that I have a dealer literally 5 miles from me. Though being in the back of a Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram dealer concerns me, I'm not an elitist and work with it.Good to hear that you are up & running again. $700 sounds good for the diagnostics & reflashing everything.
I wondering if it would make sense to just switch out the battery every 3 years as part of preventive maintenance ($150 per swap so $50/year).In the end, it's an issue with the way the ECU is constructed.
:| I will say yes. ...But then again, I'm an aircraft engineer. So preventative maintenance is my base for everything mechanical... which is probably why personal stuff does not break down.I wondering if it would make sense to just switch out the battery every 3 years as part of preventive maintenance ($150 per swap so $50/year).
You can close it on Ctek wires no problem.One thing I have learned about using a trickle charger on the Evora is that if you have not changed the boot lights to LED, the lights will draw more current than a typical trickle charger will provide. Since we need to open the boot to apply the charger, we might not close the lid completely because there's a wire in the way, and if the lights stay on, the battery won't charge.
To fix this, either be sure the lid is completely closed, use a higher current charger, or just pop the entire light assemblies out and unplug them when you're charging. This might be why you didn't have any success charging at home, but the dealer didn't seem to find anything unusual.
Hope that helps!