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Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

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Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Welly » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:01 pm

After ignoring steve_earwig's advice recently and then my mechanic giving me a verbal warning last Friday I have conceded that I should really get a new battery for my car as I'm still running the factory-fitted batt of circa 10 years :shock: to be fair the marter stoater is sounding a bit fed up of a morn as I coax the thing into life ......

Found a reasonable-looking unit on "the battery guys" website delivered all in at £73.00 it can has 80ah 'capacities' and has 730 cold cramps although I've no idea if that's good it's the best darn battery they sell and has a 4 year warranty* cheapest was £59.00 but with fewer credentials.

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Any other suggestions before I commit?
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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:13 pm

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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Welly » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:34 pm

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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:04 pm

Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Welly » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:34 pm

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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:10 pm

Next: cars made by white goods manufacturers. I could get a Smeg 4x4 :twisted:

Even if you could see who made the battery, there's no guarantees that they're any good 10 years later on :frown:

I've no idea what to suggest, pin the tail on the donkey, or maybe the workers on here will have a better idea when they get home :oops:

Meanwhile, I found a new badge for the back of the yoyo - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMEG-HEAD-wid ... 1c18951b53 shame the locals wouldn't understand :roll:
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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby markw » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:24 pm

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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:57 pm

Not the panels themselves, the batteries for them - http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/Rolls_AGM_Battery_Range_12V/ Look at the CCAs :shock:
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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Welly » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:15 pm

Got a nice Exide Battery this morning with 680 cold crankers.

Summary of this morning:

Heavy Rain
Squeeze front end of car into Garage
Remove Strut brace
Remove old battery and clean up
Go to get new battery out of boot.....
Boot locked (electrically)
cannot open rear doors, jammed against garage door frame
Crawl through cabin commando style
Fold down rear seat and crawl into boot
Finds 'shopping door' still up blocking access to battery
Finally teases battery from confined space and hauls through to outside
Finds new battery slightly shorter in height and battery 'clamp' too loose.
Fabricate and spray black a 'packer' to lift battery for snug fit.
Put everything back together.
Reset clock
Reset Audio Settings
Car now spins over very healthy on the key.

All happy now but took nearly 2 hours :oops:
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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Doggy » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:25 pm

I thought that kind of thing only happened to me........

Needless to say, your risk assessment should have identified the need to make the replacement battery accessible, before commencing hostilities. :roll:
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Re: Need a new Battery - any recommendings?

Postby Welly » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Indeed, it's just that you always assume you can get in your boot don't you? electricity shouldn't get in the way.....
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