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  1. #25
    Ninja turtle aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfin
    Aarong - as for letting the car warm up without driving it - you may well be right but I can tell you now that explaining such things to a retired mechanic who thinks he knows everything he needs to know about cars would be futile... And the car is now going to sit there for 5 weeks - with no power whatsoever...
    I know the feeling, my dad took a diploma to be a mechanic. So I never get the end of how soft I am and that I need to train to be tougher for car servicing jobs. He was wanting to change the fuel filter of his CD Accord a few months ago and kept telling me that it was a difficult job and such. I told him I could do it as I work a lot in confined spaces at our high pressure lab where our spanners only have a 5cm space to turn. When he couldn't undo the bottom fuel line bolt on the 2nd day, I asked him to let me do it instead (for the 10th time) and he finally gave in.

    LOL, using a spanner, I twisted the middle part of the hex nut from using so much force (special high pressure nut tightening technique. Don't anyone threaten me with their nuts ) but the bolt came loose as well.

    And then just last week he told me he changed 2 of his engine mounts on his car..... alone. I can't beat that.
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    Stocky CL9 - 1:17.2

  2. #26
    Member KUCING is an unknown quantity at this point
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    I used Optima in my car since I got the car as well and till now no complains what so ever...

    It's the YellowTop Optima Battery Model YEL51R, CCA: 500, Group Size: 51R.

    I think it was cost around 400 aud...if wrong pardon me i kinda forgot long time already...

    Here's some description of it:
    * Dual Purpose starting and deep cycling.
    * Lasts up to 2 times longer than other batteries.
    * Constant performance quality keeping your battery running at the same level even as it's being discharged.
    * More power in the initial 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds of the starting process than comparably rated conventional lead acid batteries.
    * Ideal for seasonal use, fully charged, it can sit unused for up to 12 months at room temperature (or below) and still start a car.
    * 15 times more resistant to vibration than other batteries.
    * Nonspillable and can mount in almost any position.



    Remember If you don't use your car for quite a long time (1 month or more) it's better to disconnect one of the battery cable from the battery
    Last edited by KUCING; 24-07-2006 at 12:09 AM.
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  3. #27
    Member yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light
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    Thanks Kucing. I dont think I need something that high end - all my electrics and audio are stock save for an Apexi RSM. $400 is probably overkill? Are all the Optima batteries in that price range? I'll find out about this battery Destrukn recommended.

  4. #28
    i was informed that Optima, although a good battery is not as sturdy as the one i got recommended. The guy who specialises in batteries say that of all the Optima's he's sold half of them come back because the cells (cirular ones) break or something, and warranty and claims with the company is a nightmare.

    He recommended one that was similar to the Optima, but was a lot more sturdier and had no problems.

    So far, so good! and its been 1yr. Sorry i don't know the brand of the top of my head, but you could always ring them. www.batteryworld.com.au

  5. #29
    Ninja turtle aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin
    i was informed that Optima, although a good battery is not as sturdy as the one i got recommended. The guy who specialises in batteries say that of all the Optima's he's sold half of them come back because the cells (cirular ones) break or something, and warranty and claims with the company is a nightmare.
    That's the problem with the 51R, which is the model that fits Hondas. 51R has been discontinued because of these problems and there is no replacement for that size, not even in redtop.
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  6. #30
    Ninja turtle aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute
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    Time to bump up the thread before I go to bed. I know the group 35 battery can fit the Euro if you take the plastic tray off. But what about a group 34 battery? Group 34 should be the standard larger size that is used on european cars.
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    Stocky CL9 - 1:17.2

  7. #31
    Member yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light
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    What do you think about this battery as a replacement (suggested by Destruktn). I have told my dad to get this if my battery can't be revived (highly unliklely now):

    http://www.supercharge.com.au/products_specs_gold.htm

    Battery for the Euro is MF75D23L and cca is 610

    I did a search on google re this battery and someone said that the quoted CCA for these batteries is a minimum rather than a maximum. Sounds good to me.

    http://forum.streetcommodores.com.au...d.php?p=645155

    What is the CCA of the OEM battery? Under 400?
    Last edited by yfin; 21-08-2006 at 03:28 AM.

  8. #32
    Ninja turtle aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfin
    What do you think about this battery as a replacement (suggested by Destruktn). I have told my dad to get this if my battery can't be revived (highly unliklely now):

    http://www.supercharge.com.au/products_specs_gold.htm

    Battery for the Euro is MF75D23L and cca is 610

    I did a search on google re this battery and someone said that the quoted CCA for these batteries is a minimum rather than a maximum. Sounds good to me.

    http://forum.streetcommodores.com.au...d.php?p=645155

    What is the CCA of the OEM battery? Under 400?
    Not sure what the CCA of the OEM one is, but the optima yellow top in 51R size that is the same as the stock battery has 500 CCA. BTW, the MF75D23L is wider than the 51R by 4.3 cm. I'm going to measure the stock battery size tomorrow.
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    Stocky CL9 - 1:17.2

  9. #33
    Member yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light yfin is a glorious beacon of light
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronng
    Not sure what the CCA of the OEM one is, but the optima yellow top in 51R size that is the same as the stock battery has 500 CCA. BTW, the MF75D23L is wider than the 51R by 4.3 cm. I'm going to measure the stock battery size tomorrow.
    Great, thanks. Hopefully there are no fitment issues - it is in their catalogue as for the Euro so fingers crossed.

  10. #34
    Ninja turtle aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute aaronng has a reputation beyond repute
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    Got some measurements.
    Stock battery:
    L: 238 mm
    W: 127 mm
    H: ??? (can't accurately measure because of the battery tray. I measured 190mm, but group 51 is meant to be 227mm tall)

    These are off maybe by 2-5mm because I didn't remove the plastic shroud that covers the battery.

    I tried measuring the largest battery I can get in, but it's not that accurate. I got:
    L: 280 mm
    W: 154 mm (with stock snorkel in front of battery. Larger without)

    So if I take off my stock snorkel, I'll be able to fit in a D34 bluetop battery!!
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  11. #35
    btw people, Honda now provide a 30month warranty on thier batteries!!
    and being acdelco, it is a very good high quality battery.

    but super charge gold do have the upper hand with a 36month warranty.
    lol.

  12. #36
    I still love HONDA! euro77 Knows a bit of info here and there
    Join Date
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    Melbourne
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    Black8
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronng
    Got some measurements.
    Stock battery:
    L: 238 mm
    W: 127 mm
    H: ??? (can't accurately measure because of the battery tray. I measured 190mm, but group 51 is meant to be 227mm tall)

    These are off maybe by 2-5mm because I didn't remove the plastic shroud that covers the battery.

    I tried measuring the largest battery I can get in, but it's not that accurate. I got:
    L: 280 mm
    W: 154 mm (with stock snorkel in front of battery. Larger without)

    So if I take off my stock snorkel, I'll be able to fit in a D34 bluetop battery!!
    I'll measure mine tonight (after work, as I've got it laying around doing nothing in my garage).
    euro77 by Jimmy (toE)

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