[Vwdiesel] Battery talks for beginners # 2.
H . Hagar.
h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Mar 7 13:28:35 EST 2005
I Hagar is unashemedly for the --- "Little guy" --- I need nothing that another
1000 years would not correct.
Val Christian has written extensively about the " Management" side of operating a VW Diesel.
And so have I.
Selecting a NEW battery is in that folder. Here is my advice based on first hand experience.
For my American freinds ---the Megatrons by Interstate is a hard number to beat.
Give the dealer the type of Rabbit and year. They have a list. Remember VW Rabbit
batteries are LOW silhuet type. Make sure you check filling date.
And do not accept stale stock. more than 3 month. I got a Rabbit (# 1 ) that was
set on fire by too TALL a battery.
When to get a new battery ? if you are part of the "Cold War" end of october.
Like we said Old Rabbit NO syn lube ---and I say NO spriral wound battery. Not
the best choice ALL AROUND.
And NO deep cycle battery . ----- READ ALL the fine print on warrenty and keep
a copy in your Bentley.
If you have to let it SIT for a long time ? --trickle charge . All car batteries have a
maximum continues charge MAX. for a Rabbit make it 250 mAmp . or lower.
NEVER NEVER use quick chargers. ---- unless you want to murder the poor
Get Max continues charge from maker and then use half of that.(for trickle).
Who ? is this Hagar the Hillbilly --anyway to tell us about batteries ?. ----ask me ANY
question about batteries --and you will find out. --Then compare it to the best
Battery designer you can get to..
If you ever got a Diehard Lifetime from Sears send me a PM --please. I still
have one in Annabelle ----1971 to I die Sears will supply FREE of charge replacement or ellse.
If you are NOT part of the Cold War --a spriral wound is ok .For the Hams it is
battery designed along the line of those round paper capacitaters of the dark ages.
what is special about the spirals ? very very rugged and spillproof. and high amp/hr
rating for dimentions and weight. Long life.Very expensive.
In James Hansen land do batteries ever freeze and bust the case ? --you bet.
Are battery warmers used in Hansen land ? you bet. If you survive in Hansen
land after a week of solid 42 below ? --you are ready for the world my son.
Hagar . all charged up.
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