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Looking for a heads up on this

Post by Aido 8 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 pm

Hi guys I just bought a new battery for a car and just realised the battery height is shorter than the original.

So my question is would it be ok to stick a few flat tiles or something to raise the battery up so i can screw the clamps down to secure the battery :)
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Re: Looking for a heads uo on this

Post by V8 Power » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:01 pm

Will be fine as long as don’t block off any of the air vent/drainage holes in the bottom of the tray. (Can’t remember exactly what is there?)
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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by warpc0il » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:23 pm

If the battery is small, is it really up to the job?

Too small capacity is asking for problems down the line.

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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by Aido 8 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:43 pm

Yeah crossed my mind but it came from a well recommended Auto factor so just never thought to say anything :roll: . Would you believe we have had the car (Mitsubishi) from new and the original battery had been in it for 11 and a half years.
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Re: Looking for a heads uo on this

Post by Aido 8 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 pm

V8 Power wrote:
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Will be fine as long as don’t block off any of the air vent/drainage holes in the bottom of the tray. (Can’t remember exactly what is there?)
Thanks Graham, on the look out for someone with a tile cutter now lol
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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by warpc0il » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 pm

If the car is that old then it's possible that the replacement battery is a high enough capacity, since even lead-acid battery technology has been developed and you can now get more capacity in a smaller package, especially for popular options.

I found it strange that the original fit batteries always last twice as long as replacements.

When I was at Ford I had a chat with the production purchasing team and asked them if there was anything special about the batteries they ordered for the line. They recognised the pattern, from their own experience, and only thing that they or their suppliers could come up with was that the batteries were fresh of the suppliers line and straight into the cars, rather than sitting in the supply chain and the wholesaler, retailer warehouses.
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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by Paul_13 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:37 am

If it's too small, will the clamp still fit?

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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by Conan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:15 am

I just use a piece of polystyrene from some packaging under the battery which is really easy to work with.
I have a dry cell race battery which is only half the size and 5 cars and I can use it on any really easy with this method.
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Re: Looking for a heads up on this

Post by Aido 8 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Paul_13 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:37 am
If it's too small, will the clamp still fit?
No its not a good fit but it wont budge either so I hope its good enough to get through the NCT (MOT)

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