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Post by jimmyo06 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi , my battery has gone flat.previous Owner told me it wasn’t holding a charge for more than 3 days , where can I get one that’s the correct size with correct posts guys 😉



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Post by guybetts » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:10 pm

Mine was from Halfords, purchased to get the car back on the road 4 years ago, and no problems, or modifications to fit it.


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Post by scimmy_man » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:36 pm

on a 6b you can use a Landrover battery
like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hankook-072- ... SwIf9eos1f


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Post by Scim8tar » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:37 pm

It's worth checking your alternator before splashing out on a new battery, with one diode gone it will normally flatten a good battery when left stood 3 to 4 day's on average, but will still charge, if you haven't any test gear available just disconnect your battery and see if it still goes flat, you can usually hear an electrical whine from the alternator with a diode gone (I find the whine more prominent on modern cars though for some reason)



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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:02 pm

Wot he says.
And you can easily fit a normal battery if you are not concerned about originality ...
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Post by jimmyo06 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:30 pm

Is that a baking tray lol



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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:47 pm

Most of one :mrgreen:
Non-stick too.


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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:31 am

Pretty slick, then... 8)


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Post by jimmyo06 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:16 pm

If it’s non stick , how did you attach it to the battery area, lol 😆



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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:40 pm

Actually, I've always wondered how they stick non-stick coatings on pans ...
The outside is non-non-stick 8)


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:51 pm

A search on line will get you to a website that tells you all about batteries......they are mostly standard size/layout/terminal type.
High, wide, long; terminal type (round/flat with sizes etc); layout of terminals (positive/negative orientation in relation to width of battery) etc. etc.
Each variation usually has a code.
063 is a relevant number for a 6b.
I note from my maintenance records that my currently fitted battery is:- EXIDE EB442; 44AH; cold cranking 420A; 207mm X 175mm X 175 high; terminal post 0 type EN (large conical 19.5/17.5 dia.) This was fitted 02 OCT 2010 : 21,939 miles ago. Note that I do tend to have an Accumate battery charger/optimiser connected up a lot of the time, especially when I know the car will not be used for a day or two. That bought in 2006.
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