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Resting Voltage Of Battery 12.5 - Too Low?


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#16 minisilverbullet

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

Well bit the 80 quid bullet and bought a new battery! Fingers crossed

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

No issues since replacing the battery! Happy Days!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

That's good news. Keep your eye on everything for a few days though to make sure it continues to perform properly.

Edited by dklawson, 27 July 2012 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Cheers! Been using it almost a week with a new battery! If I am honest I cant ever remember the car starting with such purpose before and i have had it 3 years!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

Does sound like a new battery would be a good idea for peace of mind over winter. Search around - there are good deals on Lucas Classic (or Premium) batteries. Buy the smallest one you can get........ No point dragging excess weight around with you.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

Smallest? I buy based on whatever will fit the battery box, has the posts in the right position, and has the highest CCA rating. Regardless of weight, I want the highest Amp capacity battery I can get.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

No need for a wee car like a Mini! I used a M/C battery on my sprint/autocross car - but did use jump leads for cold starts. The smallest car battery has plenty of capacity for a Mini.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

I am glad that works for you. However, when I next need a battery I will once again buy the one with the most Amps that will still fit the battery box.

On my father-in-law's Formula-Vee we use a lawn tractor battery. That CAN start the 1200cc flat-four but I have installed an Anderson type quick cable connector so we can use a larger battery to jump start the engine and then quickly disconnect.




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