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Old 12 August 2013, 06:28   #11
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Pretty sound advice from everyone.

I've just spoken to Halfords in Fareham and they will check my battery FOC if I bring it down (it is a Halfords Battery ) so I'll do that in a mo and let you know how it fairs.
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Old 12 August 2013, 06:41   #12
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+1 for Numax. I've got a pair of them on the Ballistic and they seem pretty good. They were significantly cheaper than other options as well.
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Agreed on Numax - had pair on tornado since start of season, and have been great.
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Sorry to hear that. I just gave them a call and prices to me:

the Varta 068 70ah (same as they quoted you) is 61.97 + vat
and Varta 069 74ah (slightly higher specification) is 66.09 + vat

Those batteries you listed look good. Only trouble with leisure batteries is that usually they're good for holding a charge, but not so great with cranking. However, those Numax batteries are good bits of kit and the crank on them looks good. I'll have a look and see how much they are to me, if you'd like? I could always drop it off, as we're both in Fareham.
Usually helpful as usual!

They didn't quote the model number but judging from the specs and price they mentioned it looks like the 068 they quoted. At 79.68+VAT ( 95.61inc).

However the offerings from Tayna look better in terms of price and specs 100Ah and 900cca for the larger one.

The battery I have in the truck is a Halfords Calcium HBC072 550cca and 68ah.
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The battery I have in the truck is a Halfords Calcium HBC072 550cca and 68ah.
It's not one of the ones that's really light to pick up is it?
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It's not one of the ones that's really light to pick up is it?
No, it's still full of lead
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HT - I live a couple of miles from work and in the winter months I don't do much else with the Land Rover - so I was having a similar problem to you - the battery would go flat after a month or so. I changed it for a "small tractor" battery and that solved the issue - probably as it increased the chance of me doing a longer charging journey within the time it took the bigger battery to discharge. I kept the old one and it's still working as a spare.
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Just back from Halfords. What a bunch of spotty nosed clowns they are.

Whilst I was waiting to be served one of the spotty nosed erks split a number plate he was making. ....Apparently the 3rd one today. Then another spotty nosed erk decided to connect up the diagnostic meter to the battery the wrong way round. "What you doing" I said before he made the connection. "Your fitting the negative to the positive." ...... Then he carries on connecting it up the wrong way saying it doesn't matter. ... what a twat! So I pulled the lead off and suggested someone with training should probably be carrying out the test.

Anyway the test was carried out and is follows

Volts - 12.71v
Measured 449 EN(A)
Rating 550 EN(A)

Replacement advised.....after all that carry on, no surprises there
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HT - I live a couple of miles from work and in the winter months I don't do much else with the Land Rover - so I was having a similar problem to you - the battery would go flat after a month or so. I changed it for a "small tractor" battery and that solved the issue - probably as it increased the chance of me doing a longer charging journey within the time it took the bigger battery to discharge. I kept the old one and it's still working as a spare.
My thought are the same as yours Willk

With a Numax CXV 100ha and 900cca I'll have plenty of reserve capacity for all those short journeys and should get topped up at the weekend when I use her a bit more.
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Just to thank everyone for their input. 100ah leisure battery with 950cca starting capacity fitted last Thursday. Noticeably Improved starting speed from cold, must have given a new lease of life to the glow plugs. No further apparent starting issues either, so far so good!
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