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Hi guys

Keen to solve my power problems by getting a bigger, better battery in the boot.....which one do I go for? Dont want to touch Halfords!!!

Any advice please :)
 

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I used TANYA (www.tanya.co.uk) and got a 95ah!
Type 019 Varta Blue Dynamic Car Battery X 1 @ £ 67.39 Each
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Subtotal: £67.39
P&P: £9.38
Discount: £2.30
TOTAL: £74.47

BUT - didn't solve my drain issues - I'm still going flat.
Sort the drain else you'll still muller a big one.

Also - shouldn't put lead acid batteries in the boot unless in a box that vented to outside. Gases you see - BOOM!!!!! (and long term corrosion as I understand).

Best to get your drain fixed, then put a nice big gel battery on the boot.

SEE POSTS 5 and 9
http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=451584&highlight=battery
 

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Well i've spent £70 on an electrician on saturday to try and fix it, and he just said it all seemed normal, with a drawp of about 0.06 when the car was off.
So i'm thinking I just need a new battery as mine is screwed, so might as well go bigger

Thanks for the below, although god knows how I could get one venting outside....might have to skip that then? :wallbang:

I used TANYA (www.tanya.co.uk) and got a 95ah!
Type 019 Varta Blue Dynamic Car Battery X 1 @ £ 67.39 Each
---------------------------------------------------------------
Subtotal: £67.39
P&P: £9.38
Discount: £2.30
TOTAL: £74.47

BUT - didn't solve my drain issues - I'm still going flat.
Sort the drain else you'll still muller a big one.

Also - shouldn't put lead acid batteries in the boot unless in a box that vented to outside. Gases you see - BOOM!!!!! (and long term corrosion as I understand).

Best to get your drain fixed, then put a nice big gel battery on the boot.

SEE POSTS 5 and 9
http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=451584&highlight=battery
 

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Thanks for the below, although god knows how I could get one venting outside....might have to skip that then? :wallbang:
I've got a vented box in the boot which vents to a hole drilled in the boot floor - slightly heath robinson but it's not exploded in all the time I or the previous owners have had it :smthumbup
 

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I've got a vented box in the boot which vents to a hole drilled in the boot floor - slightly heath robinson but it's not exploded in all the time I or the previous owners have had it :smthumbup
Ahh ok I guess that might not be too hard to do, I assume the hole can be pretty small?
 

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ive had a standard battery in my boot for years????

did in my old car too.... for years...

never had an issue?

my cars been in all sorts of garages and tuning/evo specialists and no one has ever mentioned that its a problem
 

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ive had a standard battery in my boot for years????

did in my old car too.... for years...

never had an issue?

my cars been in all sorts of garages and tuning/evo specialists and no one has ever mentioned that its a problem
Lucky tw*t :lol:

edit: Ok see what you mean, thought you meant never had a power drain issue!
 

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to be fair I only ever heard from one person abut a car exploding cos of a battery in a boot, and that was in a mini where the mechanic shorted and apparently blew the car.
Though that was a tale from a friend of my college mechanic tutor, so could be ******** designed to scare safety into us
 

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Ive seen a battery (in fact 2) explode, due to poor ventilation and a spark. Dont get me wrong, i'd put a battery in the boot. But, i think if I was going to the expense of a boot relocation, I'd seriously consider a large gel battery to go with it, safe rather than sorry and all that

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ok, 2 now!! BOOM!!! :(
1 was fitted in a car in a small shed, with a poor connection on the battery, repeated cranking over then bang, acid everywhere :/ (nothing to do with me though :angel: )

The other was my fault, small shed, battery on charge, door open, and i decided to quickly weld something, same result, bang, acid everywhere

Stu
 

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1 was fitted in a car in a small shed, with a poor connection on the battery, repeated cranking over then bang, acid everywhere :/ (nothing to do with me though :angel: )

The other was my fault, small shed, battery on charge, door open, and i decided to quickly weld something, same result, bang, acid everywhere

Stu
Acid everywhere? Starting to sound like a scene from Aliens.
 

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I changed my original small battery and put a bosch 063 size in the engine bay ... it just fits .look in my car pics you can see it .
 

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I changed my original small battery and put a bosch 063 size in the engine bay ... it just fits .look in my car pics you can see it .
that looks pretty much the same size, and is in the same place, as mine :smthumbup

Shame it wont just fit in the standard tray, though, i am pretty sure I got a slightly bigger than standard battery in the standard tray on mine many years ago

Acid everywhere? Starting to sound like a scene from Aliens.
My younger sis, as a young child, was stood in front of the car, when it exploded, Luckily it was washed off immediately

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that looks pretty much the same size, and is in the same place, as mine :smthumbup

Shame it wont just fit in the standard tray, though, i am pretty sure I got a slightly bigger than standard battery in the standard tray on mine many years ago

Stu
Mine had a ralliart tray in for the small battery so I got the hammer out flattened it then put the larger battery in , the original size ones are useless ... leave the car 3/4 days and the battery was flat .... plus I didn't like jumping it as I have a pfc on and have heard of a couple of peeps frying them .
 

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To put battery in the boot properly with cables grommeted is quiet a job , I have seen a few that actually look scary with potential sharp edges through various bulk heads etc that are dangerous , if you get the job done right it's the way forward or if the car is garaged the better option is a trickle charger .
 

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This was my evo 4 install... very neat and worked faultlessly, not a bigger battery though.







You can get larger box version of this for bigger batteries... comes with cables etc and vent should your setup require it.
 
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