New Optima yellow top battery fitted

Bonnet (hood!) off in Roadkill tradition, but to change the battery, not overheating 😉

The old bosch has taken too much abuse over the years and doesn’t hold it’s charge that long even after conditioning on the CTEK charger.

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Pulled the battery out, gave this area a bit of clean. Ther rubber disks are actully old bump stops with the tabs cut off. Gives a sold yet slighly squishy place for the battery to rest against.

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New battery is an Optima Yellow Top R 3,7 D35 deep cycle. It’s a little bit smaller than the old battery. CCA is 660. The terminals clear the battery which makes it much easier to put charge clamps on them.

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Don’t forget to change your charger setting to ‘AGM’ if you don’t there’s a risk of overcharging – which will end up venting water than you can’t put back in.

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Cold start and luke warm start:

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