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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 08:01 AM
Lee_D
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Only Landrover.... (Disco Battery)

<rant>

..... could take a perfectly good battery clamp as fitted on the 1990 Rangie
Classic shapes.... then go and fit one formed to fit around the Battery on
the Discovery 1997/8 which then inevitably turns out to be like rocking
horse Do do to get a replacement Battery the right shape/form.

And all this because..

1. My Battery charger blew last month
2. I just changed the Oil and Filter's
3. I disconnected the coil to ensure oil was pumped around the system before
firing up... turned over for about 5 to 8 seconds.
4. The battery was goosed waiting for 1 2 and 3 to happen. (Normally fires
first time!)
5. I need the car on the road ASAP.

The SIIA , 101 and Rangie batterys all fit but then the clamp wouldn't......
grrrr!!

Three Tyre and exhuast places before I got a battery to fit and even then I
had to tweak the bracket.

LANDROVER DESIGNERS FFS IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT!

</rant>

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: Only Landrover.... (Disco Battery)

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 14:05:16 +0100, "Lee_D"
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><rant>

indeed


>2. I just changed the Oil and Filter's


Filter's what?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: Only Landrover.... (Disco Battery)

Lee_D wrote:
> <rant>
>
> .... could take a perfectly good battery clamp as fitted on the 1990
> Rangie Classic shapes.... then go and fit one formed to fit around
> the Battery on the Discovery 1997/8 which then inevitably turns out
> to be like rocking horse Do do to get a replacement Battery the right
> shape/form.
> And all this because..
>
> 1. My Battery charger blew last month
> 2. I just changed the Oil and Filter's
> 3. I disconnected the coil to ensure oil was pumped around the system
> before firing up... turned over for about 5 to 8 seconds.
> 4. The battery was goosed waiting for 1 2 and 3 to happen. (Normally
> fires first time!)
> 5. I need the car on the road ASAP.
>
> The SIIA , 101 and Rangie batterys all fit but then the clamp
> wouldn't...... grrrr!!
>
> Three Tyre and exhuast places before I got a battery to fit and even
> then I had to tweak the bracket.
>
> LANDROVER DESIGNERS FFS IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT!
>
> </rant>
>
> Lee D


So you need to get it started but the current battery is flat?
Will it charge once going? Jump it off one of the good batteries.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 06:01 PM
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Re: Only Landrover.... (Disco Battery)

"Colonel Tupperware" <big.russ@tesco.net> wrote in message
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>
> Filter's what?


Well it's gone right over my head, something to do with being mildly
dyslexic and having poor mastery of the English language I suppose.

Can't win them all :0)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 06:01 PM
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"GbH" <Geoff_Hannington@IEE.ORGasm> wrote in message
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>> LANDROVER DESIGNERS FFS IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT!
>>
>> </rant>
>>
>> Lee D

>
> So you need to get it started but the current battery is flat?


Yes that was the case...

> Will it charge once going? Jump it off one of the good batteries.


Dunno I guess so but don't want to look an arse trying to come off a Ferry
by holding up a few hundred holiday makers so I got a new battery save
wrecking the holiday for the sake of a battery (and mangled clamp). I'll
invest in a new charger on my return and try topping up the old battery
then. If it does have some life it will no doubt end up on the IIa when I
recommence my renovations.

Lee D


 
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