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Old 05 December 2005, 10:58   #1
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Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a Jump Booster Pack that would start a 5.7l V8 Inboard. Basically I am looking one as a Backup to the battery that is onboard now. The ones in argos only do upto 2.5l so tad on the small side.
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Hi Richard

Have you tried halfords, if not have a go at contacting some truck companies and asking them.

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Argos - Halfords etc, most morot accessory places sell 'em. I have one and it starts my 2.5 disel from cold - a great back up bit of kit with, in most cases a 12v cigar lighter adaptor - lamp and tyre pump. I recall paying about 40 for mine but I'm sure they can be got cheaper.
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i have one and they aint up to much

best to get a second 1xx amp hr battery and fit that with a second battery switch, those portable items are a bit naff really and i suspect wont have the cranking amps for your engine, better to put the money to a second battery
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Best bet may be a spare tractor battery for a JCB / tractor etc. very cheap at an agricultral supplies co. My last one cost 38 quid from memory and was good enough to start an old JCB on a freezing cold day. big thing to carry around though.
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Stuart, point me in the right direction, I need one.
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How about simply fitting a caravan type split charge unit and getting a battery for a diesel landrover. You could leave it in the boot, independant makes arent to expensive. I paid 36 for quite a reasonable battery in terms of capacity. It just sits there charging when the ignition is on and every few months I swap them over.

It is however not as portable as the powerpack idea andmay induce a hernia when lifting it out.
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If you do want a portable booster then Machinemart http://www.machinemart.co.uk are now selling a larger capacity, about twice the capacity of most units from memory.
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Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a Jump Booster Pack that would start a 5.7l V8 Inboard. Basically I am looking one as a Backup to the battery that is onboard now. The ones in argos only do upto 2.5l so tad on the small side.
The grown up ones will do the job but at a price. I think the Snap-On one is around 150 but there are other makes. Expect to pay over 100 for the real deal though.
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Thank you

Thanks to all your replied, have decided to go for a 2 battery set up as it occured to me I would need extra back up for the shower thats on board....
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