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Car Battery
« on: March 12, 2010, 08:18:38 »

Is it possible to put a leisure battery in as a car battery (i am a girl and take full responsability for the stupid question!!!! ha ha ha)

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Re: Car Battery
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 10:40:08 »
In an emergency yes.

For normal use, no.
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Re: Car Battery
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 17:54:30 »
Thanks, recently bought a shogun and it already has a leisure battery on, will rock my bank balance and fork out for a new battery, could a leisure battery effect the starting of a car, I was looking to put new glow plugs on as its a bit sluggish, might it perk up with a new battery?

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Re: Car Battery
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 11:42:32 »
Yes.

A leisure battery can't supply the high currents needed for starting a car - it'll kill the battery as well. They are designed for deep cycling, like running lights in a caravan for a week between charges.

Put a new battery on and you'll be supprised. If you want a cheap battery, have a look in the yellow pages for your local agricultural supplier. Phycically measure your battery box for the largest battery you can fit, and just get a small tractor battery. Should be about £50 for one brand new, better than the £100 which hallfords will charge (excuse the pun).
1959 Unimog 404 DoKa i6
1996 Jeep ZG i6with 6" suspension lift
1999 2.5 v6 Omega autobahn stormer
2001 1.4 Polo