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I have a ctek and its great. There is one drawback... if you find yourself with a totally dead battery, zero volts, the ctek wont charge it. It needs to detect a small voltage from the battery before it activates the charging current.
I'd suggest also obtaining a jump starter pack to start the car, run it round the block and then connect the ctek...
 

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Yep, another plus for the CTek.
I also bought the adaptor, ran under the headlight to the battery so I just have the connector by the side of the grill. Very neat, and just plug n play without opening the bonnet (plug socket is right next to the car in the garage) - simples.
 

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Excuse me guys, do you keep it connected all the time when the car is not in use or only when it’s needed? Also does it matter winter or summer?
 

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It has voltage cut off so, plug it in and leave it. I only use it if I know the car either hasn't or going to move for a while just to keep it 'topped up'.
Seasons do not matter
 

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I have had the Ctek since I got the car nearly 8 years ago, never had a problem with it and use it regularly. As someone else mentioned above, I ran the adapter cable to a more accessible position.
 

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I used an old one a friend gave me. No idea what it was called. Now it's on my AMG. Methinks the words "too precious" apply here.
 

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Yep, another plus for the CTek.
I also bought the adaptor, ran under the headlight to the battery so I just have the connector by the side of the grill. Very neat, and just plug n play without opening the bonnet (plug socket is right next to the car in the garage) - simples.
Did something similar on my 33. Had the plug coming out of the Grommet in the boot, so it could be plugged in without opening the car.
 

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Stuck mine on this week as it happens. Started it up and it was slow to turn (but fired quick enough). So I took it for a few miles and treated it to a nice tank full of Shell V-Power, the first fill up it's needed in God knows how long !
 

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It did a Jesus. Had no lights on. no obvious loose connections or anything. When I'd unplug from the mains it would light up then die. So I plugged it in and left it plugged in and somehow it came back to life. Perhaps a dry joint internally. Still, got me sorted for today. Even this it's 10 years old lol
 

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Christ, I can't believe how precious some people are about their GTRs. I replaced the battery in mine years ago with a Yuasa. During the winters, | banged on a rusty old charger that a friend gave me. When the wiper blades went, I got replacements from the local car spares joint. Get a life. It's only a car after all.😎
 

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I don't think its solely about GTRs my Mclaren is on one as well. Its about the ease of putting a battery maintainer on and just leave it alone. With older style chargers, which I use on plant, You always have to monitor them to see when the battery is fully charged
 
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