I drove to Carnegie as I was expecting to pick Brutus up from the vet. But in the end that wasn’t necessary.
When I tried to drive home? the battery finally died. The RACV could not even jump start it. After replacing the battery everything was fine. Though the ordeal took nearly 2 hours.
2014-05-20: The man said that 1) the alternator was a bit dodgy, but it checked out ok on the machine. And 2) that they starter motor was using low amps. Which is also a bad sign. Well today the alternator was declared dead by the RACV. I have booked it in at a local mechanic rather than our usual one as the RACV person said to take it a short a distance as possible and to get to Glen Waverly is a long drive in traffic.