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    Quote Originally Posted by jay see View Post
    Aren't the optima ones a deep cycle battery?

    I've only got the winch and lights running to the cranker and they're only on with the engine.

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    Optima Reds are full crankers, Yellows and Marine Blues almost same are both crank & deep cycle was tought and found too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Optima Reds are full crankers, Yellows and Marine Blues almost same are both crank & deep cycle was tought and found too.



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    Century 24 month warranty, red top 36 month.

    My current dead century lasted 2 years 10 months.

    So is the extra really worth it.

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    What did you do to your Patrol today!

    Only nuffy thing I can say John mate is that Optima’s do truly handle my stupid abuse and recover amazingly well somehow?
    I blame my utes sooky 240v elecy blanket through 12v inverter thingy in the mountains comfort overnight and recharged ready for winch work after only say a good hours next morning drive :-)

    EDIT: Meant ‘Yellow’ for overnight all rounder;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay see View Post
    How does one check the alternator?

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    I just run the car with a multimeter set on dc 20-30 volts across the battery terminals. After a few minutes from starting the voltage volts should settle. On my old clunker the optimum voltage is around 14.3. (don't know what your models optimum voltage is but I assume it should be around that) Turn on your headlights, wipers, aircon on demist and radio on. The voltage should stay around that or drop only slightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    I just run the car with a multimeter set on dc 20-30 volts across the battery terminals. After a few minutes from starting the voltage volts should settle. On my old clunker the optimum voltage is around 14.3. (don't know what your models optimum voltage is but I assume it should be around that) Turn on your headlights, wipers, aircon on demist and radio on. The voltage should stay around that or drop only slightly.
    Cheers mudnut.

    If I jump it and then run a mulitmeter over it that will work yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay see View Post
    Cheers mudnut.

    If I jump it and then run a mulitmeter over it that will work yeah?

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    It would be better with a good battery. It depends on whether your stuffed battery is generally just had it, or dropped a cell. Have you checked the water levels or is it a maintenance free unit?
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    FWIW John mate:
    Once your alternator is sorted good and proper please do consider ‘CAT’ batteries as was highly recommended to us all kindly here at one stage or another
    FWIW also :-):
    Our experiences (MB- Mum & Dad’s Trols) with mating dual batteries in both do give Dad Zero grief now unlike before weekly maintenance headaches!


    As above earlier, there is only very slight differences on yellow versus blues I believe so would feel comfortable linking either but would be very unsure of linking red to either two?





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    BTW: Don’t let the little D27 - 66AmpHours label worry yourselves! It is a genuinely true found number unlike many 100+AH wank labels that take a solid weeks recharging and lost within in a few easy hours etc... :-)



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    Cheers gentleman.

    With all lights and A/C on.

    Seeing that the battery is almost 3 years old, I'm getting a new one tomorrow. Then I'll run the same test.

    Reading up little bit tells me that other symptoms are dimming flickering lights, engine light, electrical issues and dead battery. Only got the dead battery.

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