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TimV
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PostSubject: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptySun Jan 03, 2010 6:54 pm

So I loaded Max up on Christmas Day - all set to visit the relatives - turned the key and ..... click. The recent cold weather plus a number of short local journeys with EVERYTHING on, I'm talking heated screens, eberspacher, lights, wipers had taken its toll on the battery Max had when I got him. So I had to transfer all the stuff to Thunderbird No.1 and take it from there. 2 days later Max started of his own accord - I'm guessing a mild feed from the leisure battery had probably helped put a bit of charge back into the starter battery. However I don't know how old the original battery is - could be the original from the factory (Varta??) - but I decided to fit him up with a new one. As with the leisure battery I went to tayna.co.uk brilliant choice, great prices and VERY quick delivery.

I took the opportunity of having the old battery out to Waxoyl the battery tray area - a known weak spot on Bays - and then put the Numax battery in. £50 for a new 60amp unit including delivery and a 3 year warranty. Can't go wrong really can you.

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PostSubject: Re: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptyFri Oct 29, 2010 9:27 pm

Thanks for the tip!

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Morag

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PostSubject: Re: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptySun Dec 19, 2010 12:13 pm

Please can you let me know which model Numax battery you bought - I'm a bit confused by the choice.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptySun Dec 19, 2010 2:28 pm

Sure Morag it was their 075FS Numax Car Battery 12V 60AH.

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PostSubject: Re: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptySun Dec 19, 2010 7:52 pm

Thanks Tim, we've run our original battery into the ground in this cold weather, every start now has to be with the emergency charger, so I think it's time to spend some money.
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PostSubject: Re: New Year - New Battery!   battery - New Year - New Battery! EmptyTue Aug 16, 2011 11:19 pm

Starter battery failed this weekend . Transfered leisure battery across as it was actually a starter battery, got me going . Now replaced with Lucas 027 bought on Internet from batteriesontheweb
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