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« on: 09 February 2018, 21:39:58 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)
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Re: car battery
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2018, 23:21:17 »

Make and CCA?
I've always found same or higher CCA more important for reliable starting than nominal capacity, especially in cold weather.
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Re: car battery
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2018, 23:28:13 »

Make and CCA?
I've always found same or higher CCA more important for reliable starting than nominal capacity, especially in cold weather.

Interesting question !!

I was asked by a neighbour who knows I work on cars, if I knew a decent place to buy a good battery cheap ... I said I would do a little research for him, but what was the required capacity and CCA.......

His response ... "its a 2 litre and its insured through the AA" ....  after my total bemusement we eventually found out what was needed .. but he hadn't got a clue what I was talking about !!!! I had to show him the label on his battery, and he still didn't understand the terminology !!
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Re: car battery
« Reply #3 on: 10 February 2018, 15:15:46 »

Make and CCA?
I've always found same or higher CCA more important for reliable starting than nominal capacity, especially in cold weather.

Interesting question !!

I was asked by a neighbour who knows I work on cars, if I knew a decent place to buy a good battery cheap ... I said I would do a little research for him, but what was the required capacity and CCA.......

His response ... "its a 2 litre and its insured through the AA" ....  after my total bemusement we eventually found out what was needed .. but he hadn't got a clue what I was talking about !!!! I had to show him the label on his battery, and he still didn't understand the terminology !!
Ive had similar with Computers when Ive asked what PC have you currently got, and the answer, a White one.  ;D
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Re: car battery
« Reply #4 on: 10 February 2018, 17:46:20 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)
Ouch :o

Suspect that's why I tend to get them from the dealer...
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Re: car battery
« Reply #5 on: 11 February 2018, 13:09:48 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)
Ouch :o

Suspect that's why I tend to get them from the dealer...
  I tried 3 dealers that are within 25mls of York & still do T.C & the answer from all was they no longer supply batteries that are suitable for an omega. my first thought was the initial dealer couldn't be bothered . then when the next 2 said the same thing then I assumed it must be right
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« Reply #6 on: 11 February 2018, 14:21:47 »

That surely needs some explanation: what is so different about Omegas that they cannot supply a battery to fit? They come in a wide range of standard sizes and I have never had trouble locating a suitable one for mine - spoiled for choice, in fact!

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Re: car battery
« Reply #7 on: 11 February 2018, 15:17:07 »

I used to buy mine from Vauxhall Trade Club at Bellingers Grove until they ceased to be trade club in 2011ish. As I scrap cars I keep the batteries, so some survive. I have 2 on the bench at the moment, which I charge occasionally.
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Re: car battery
« Reply #8 on: 11 February 2018, 22:07:07 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)

Was looking at those also but I was told they are cheap and inferior as there isn't much lead in them being LI-ON is this true ?
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Re: car battery
« Reply #9 on: 12 February 2018, 07:31:16 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)
Ouch :o

Suspect that's why I tend to get them from the dealer...
  I tried 3 dealers that are within 25mls of York & still do T.C & the answer from all was they no longer supply batteries that are suitable for an omega. my first thought was the initial dealer couldn't be bothered . then when the next 2 said the same thing then I assumed it must be right
No problem buying a TC battery for mine last year. They are a standard GM battery the same as for my diesel astra so someone's pulling your leg.
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Re: car battery
« Reply #10 on: 12 February 2018, 19:44:14 »

for a few months now the battery on my mig has let me down on a few occasions but I have always managed to jump start it.. so within minutes its turned over. ecp are having  w/end 30% off sale. so picked up a 70 amp for 55 with a three year warranty. me thinks not bad.  :y :y  hope I can find my radio code.  ::)
Ouch :o

Suspect that's why I tend to get them from the dealer...
  I tried 3 dealers that are within 25mls of York & still do T.C & the answer from all was they no longer supply batteries that are suitable for an omega. my first thought was the initial dealer couldn't be bothered . then when the next 2 said the same thing then I assumed it must be right

They do in Bournemouth  :y
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Re: car battery
« Reply #11 on: 13 February 2018, 12:39:28 »

I just buy for mine, there was none. For 185 Turkish Liras in todays currency 35 in Turkey. Off brand, I think mine is 70 apms too but just one year warranty. Recomended from family friend.
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