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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #1 (permalink)
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Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997

I need a new Heavy duty battery - what size should I
buy?

Many thanks

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997

On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 06:22:06 GMT, DM <sx@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I need a new Heavy duty battery - what size should I
>buy?
>
>Many thanks


069 I think is the standard fit. Be careful about the terminal config
though - my 95 had such short cables that even with the same layout
some batteries couldn't fit due to recessed terminals or similar.

Truck factors and back-street auto factors tend to be MUCH cheaper
than Halfords and the like.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997


"DM" <sx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d0dfbe8de13c21b989680@news-text.blueyonder.co.uk...
> I need a new Heavy duty battery - what size should I
> buy?
>
> Many thanks
>


I'm not sure what the disco set-up is, but generally the best method is to
take off the top mounting plate (the bit that get's screwed down on top of
the battery), take that into a battery shop and get the biggest battery that
will fit into it. Also must take into account the terminal positions of the
leads on the disco are particularly short.

Sam.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997

On or around Mon, 06 Jun 2005 06:22:06 GMT, DM <sx@hotmail.com> enlightened
us thusly:

>I need a new Heavy duty battery - what size should I
>buy?


what engine?

the small commercial battery (type 643 or 644, whichever has the terminals
in the right place) will just (by about 1/4") fit in the 300 TDi. You have
to re-route a wire which runs round the end of the battery, and you have to
modify the hold-down clamp.

I don't think it'll fit the V8, although I've not tried - rad looks wider.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997

In message <gtv7a1ppo3v268n1ih2qskch7mtna42ibj@4ax.com>
Tim Hobbs <tim@101ambulance-urine.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 06:22:06 GMT, DM <sx@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >I need a new Heavy duty battery - what size should I
> >buy?
> >
> >Many thanks

>
> 069 I think is the standard fit. Be careful about the terminal config
> though - my 95 had such short cables that even with the same layout
> some batteries couldn't fit due to recessed terminals or similar.
>
> Truck factors and back-street auto factors tend to be MUCH cheaper
> than Halfords and the like.
>
>


That's right. We supply Fiamm, and we've never had a warranty claim
(why do I get the feeling that I'm going to regret saying that!).

Apart from the fact that a bigger battery won't fit without
hacking things about, if it won't start with an 069 you need to
find out what the problem is - a bigger battery just postpones
doing the diagnosis.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Heavy duty battery for Disco- 1997

On or around Mon, 6 Jun 2005 09:00:08 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>>
>> Truck factors and back-street auto factors tend to be MUCH cheaper
>> than Halfords and the like.
>>
>>

>
>That's right. We supply Fiamm, and we've never had a warranty claim
>(why do I get the feeling that I'm going to regret saying that!).
>
>Apart from the fact that a bigger battery won't fit without
>hacking things about, if it won't start with an 069 you need to
>find out what the problem is - a bigger battery just postpones
>doing the diagnosis.


true. I forgot to add that when I fitted the 643 (or 644) to ours, it was
about 20 quid cheaper for more battery than the local source of 069s.

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