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Old 02-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default How long can you keep the flashers running before the battery dies?

Hey, in the s197, how long can you keep the flashers on before the battery dies?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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3 minutes 18 seconds
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3 min 18 seconds IF you still have a dysfunctional Motorcraft battery...

And we need to know this why?

If I had to guess, I'd say at least 24-36 hours. Probably somewhere around 1 1/2 to 2 times longer than how long before the battery would die if you just turned your parking lights on.
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I had mine on for about an hour straight once when I was pulled over on the side of the road. The car still started up without hesitation after that.
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as long as there is an emergency?
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My battery died after less than 2 hours with the crappy Motorcraft battery.
The battery had more than 3 years on it, though.
I replaced it with a red top Optima and couldn't be happier.
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thanks guys, just needed to know, because i had to go to a class, and didnt want to take the bus, so i just drove and parked in a teachers spot with flashers...so i didnt get a ticket..
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thanks guys, just needed to know, because i had to go to a class, and didnt want to take the bus, so i just drove and parked in a teachers spot with flashers...so i didnt get a ticket..
Haha that's exactly what I did when my battery died!
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Haha that's exactly what I did when my battery died!
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haha i know, but i only had to go to class for 25 mins, so it wasn't that bad, would never think about it for a regular class period.
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Same at UCF..... I've already been towed once. And with the mustang being lowered and a CDC Aggressive front lip, it didn't turn out too well.
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