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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2017, 09:58:36 AM »
Have to replace my eight-year-old battery.  Hoping Costco stocks the right size battery to replace my MTP-91.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2017, 10:53:00 AM »
Have to replace my eight-year-old battery.  Hoping Costco stocks the right size battery to replace my MTP-91.

Basically I think it is just battery size 91.

The Escort I got for cheap is suppose to have a top post battery but has side mounted posts instead. It should be using the same exact battery as my Mustang and Jeep. The previous owner put in a side post battery however and runs the risk of shorting across the chassis. Ended up putting a piece of rubber mat that I got from Dollar Tree in to prevent that until I get a new battery.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
I think the original battery was an H6.  The 91 was a tighter fit.  Costco doesn’t carry a 91, but they have a 48/H6 (which they call a “Fitment Code 29.”  Just picked one up.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2017, 11:17:35 AM »
I always get the strongest battery that will fit in the hole
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »
I always get the strongest battery that will fit in the hole

The hole is not big.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2017, 12:19:21 PM »
I hate when they put batteries in the wheel wells, under the seat, etc.
Never had a car that had one but had to help people with them.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2017, 07:34:39 PM »
I hate when they put batteries in the wheel wells, under the seat, etc.
Never had a car that had one but had to help people with them.

Yeah, mine's in the engine compartment, but there's not a lot of room under the hood on a Rabbit/Golf.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:55 PM »
My BMW was in the trunk in the Right rear Wheel well. It wasn't to bad but was a big mother.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2017, 08:06:43 PM »
My BMW was in the trunk in the Right rear Wheel well. It wasn't to bad but was a big mother

Does that require venting?
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:37 PM »
Yes it had a vent tube that went over board.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2017, 05:42:48 PM »
So my battery went dead.  I assumed I’d left a light on.  Charged it up, drove to work, and it was dead when I came out at the end of the day. Last night I ran the charger and it said the battery was charged after just a couple of hours.  Left it on overnight.  Today, it wouldn’t start the car just seconds after being removed from the charger.  I think my new battery is a dud.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2017, 12:55:31 AM »
So my battery went dead.  I assumed I’d left a light on.  Charged it up, drove to work, and it was dead when I came out at the end of the day. Last night I ran the charger and it said the battery was charged after just a couple of hours.  Left it on overnight.  Today, it wouldn’t start the car just seconds after being removed from the charger.  I think my new battery is a dud.

Should be under warranty. I just replaced my car battery as well. If I ran anything off an inverter from the accessory outlet for more than maybe about 20 minutes, I would drain the battery.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2017, 07:06:12 AM »
So my battery went dead.  I assumed I’d left a light on.  Charged it up, drove to work, and it was dead when I came out at the end of the day. Last night I ran the charger and it said the battery was charged after just a couple of hours.  Left it on overnight.  Today, it wouldn’t start the car just seconds after being removed from the charger.  I think my new battery is a dud.

Should be under warranty. I just replaced my car battery as well. If I ran anything off an inverter from the accessory outlet for more than maybe about 20 minutes, I would drain the battery.

Oh, it’s definitely under warranty. Headed bavk to Costco tonight.  Going to jump the car this morning, though, and park on a slope so I can pop start it after work.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2017, 07:15:30 AM »
Oh, it’s definitely under warranty. Headed bavk to Costco tonight.  Going to jump the car this morning, though, and park on a slope so I can pop start it after work.

My car is an automatic so can't do that.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2017, 08:08:07 AM »
One of the many advantages of a manual transmission.

But, on second thought, I’ll be late for work.  Tree down across power lines at end of street.  One bright side: the guy from a street over might think twice about parking his work van right in the street there, from now on:

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