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Battery Blues

Post by Sootyvan on Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Reading the topics of others, batteries seem a bit of a 'bone of contention' the costs are ridiculous! I called the factors, gave the reg and needed a stiff drink when I got the price..........................................over £100! Crying or Very sad 
Then, thanks to the wonderful World of eBay, I found this alternative for £35 delivered.

Daihatsu Hijet 1.3i 16V 1998-1999 Battery 3 year Guarantee
Item price£35.00
Quantity1
Item number281208272669
Delivery serviceRoyal Mail 1st Class


My battery was clearly off something else, probably a general small vehicle, it charged OK, and would read 12.4v on the meter, and charge at 14v which was about right. Then after leaving for an hour, would still show 12.4v, but turn the engine over just half a turn before grinding to a halt and show just 7v at the battery, before recovering back to 12 ish! I dont expect my tarter is pulling big current as it starts easily on the booster pack. Placed my order with crossed fingers!

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Re: Battery Blues

Post by Logi on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:10 pm

Most batteries fit in the hole, any roind post one will do as long as it fits.
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Post by oldie on Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:57 am

Bought this one last week......more powerful than the e-bay battery  Wink .....

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/accessories-car-batteries/car-batteries/most-popular-car-battery/063-car-batteries/?444770630&0&cc5_993



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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:27 pm

Thats handy to know thats same as whay goes in my Escort.
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Re: Battery Blues

Post by Sootyvan on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:43 am

Wishing I had read your post first Oldie, the new item came, the posts are too skinny, you got the better deal!

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