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 Post subject: Need new battery - suggestions..
Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:09 pm 
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Hey guys.

I need a new battery for my elxr8, can anyone recommend any good brands?
Im after something pretty heavy duty as the car has underdrives & sits in traffic, etc..
I had a ' Heavy DutyLion' battery in there - only lasted 12 months..

cheers guys.
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:17 pm 
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well a good 11plate vattery should do the trick

not to sure on brands as my au has only needed 1 battery in 7years.. :)

any decent auto electrician or auto sotre shoule be able to help you and most batteries have a 12month or 2 year replacement warrenty

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:41 pm 
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As above.
Try and go to a Battery shop, and they should have some decent ones for your car. I've only got a Century i think, and its lasting pretty well, for a $100 battery.
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:45 pm 
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At the tyre shop I work at we sell a lot of super charge batteries and they seem very reliable

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:58 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:

not to sure on brands as my au has only needed 1 battery in 7years.. :)



Well what is it?!! I'm also in the market for a new battery...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:31 pm 
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Depends on how much you want to spend but these are one of the best...
Deep cycle batteries...
http://sqlshopa.com/mos/1/index.php?sid=aeropar&CA=6

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:37 pm 
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:03 pm 
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hi, see a auto electrican and have the charging system checked, and ask what size battery you need-normally 480 amps per hour or greater,depends on all options in the car,and the size of the beat box. fords are hard on batteries -buy the best you can,if automatic - more so,keep jumper leads in boot. :roll: :roll:

 

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hi, see a auto electrican and have the charging system checked, and ask what size battery you need-normally 480 amps per hour or greater,depends on all options in the car,and the size of the beat box. fords are hard on batteries -buy the best you can,if automatic - more so,keep jumper leads in boot. :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:25 am 
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ef302 wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:

not to sure on brands as my au has only needed 1 battery in 7years.. :)



Well what is it?!! I'm also in the market for a new battery...


dunno go the car in 2000 with the factory battery and only changed that last year :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:21 am 
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I couldn't find an EL one there, this is an EF model and will do the job nicely -

http://www.centurybatteries.com.au/asp/ ... =4&type=49
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:44 am 
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May not e ur thing, but I got a new battry the other day for my 351, being an RACV mean I got a cheap delivered deal, think it was $139 for the batt delivered and "installed", 560CCA.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:00 pm 
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ALCO Maintenance free, advertise 560 crankin amps and actually hold 680, 2yr warranty and there a wholesale company so there inexpensive. thru one in my ute and had no problems.

As for those odysee batteries, IMO they are over rated. Follow the sites that use deep cycle such as caravan, boating and solar users and they all use the fullriver range theyre inexpensive in comparison but if maintained and charged correctly have a long life . IMO they dont create the cranking amps we want for our engines andt are measured in amp hours so for stereos and computers etc the deep cycles are fantastic.
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:50 pm 
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If your after something very decent at a very decent priuce, can't go past the Delkors (spelling?) I bought an 860CCA unit for the wagon for $140.00!

 

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Caterpillar all the way! and you get to put in the acid! then you know its new

but I have a ACDelco Maintenace Free, its strong and reliable!

Stay away from Masse (cheap range)

 

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