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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Good work John mate!
    Don’t personally care what others may hate on our spiral 6 pot Optima’s, they are tops!!!!
    Fastest charging batteries for our fridges, winches and the like I nuffy know of and their 6 core connections are some 75% less chance of breakage versus a standard plate battery setup I believe?
    Old days IIRC ‘Odyssey’ did have an ‘Epoxy’ type sealed secured connection top/bottom plate competition battery that I tried to get back onto but hit USA<>AUS import roadblocks!



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    The principle of them is quite clever. They are made like a Swiss Roll

    Plate and the acid soaked fiber mat are tightly wound.
    Less chance of internal shorts through vibrations, greater surface area of the plate. Over all a great product.
    I have a similar product and they are indestructible


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    Please do tell more YB mate


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    As some of you may or not know , I was once a state manager for YHI Power.
    We had a supplier in China that made awesome batteries They even make batteries for Ford and GM over there.
    Anyway they have a spiral battery called a NPC65. I have 2 still. Ones in the wife’s CX9 and the other is a spare now days, but once it lived in the Patrol as my fridge battery. A only 65 ah yes it didn’t run the fridge for days like bigger batteries, but it recharged so fast.
    My batteries were sample batteries from the factory and are 4 years old now. I test them regularly and they are as good as new still.
    One is still in the Patrol as the start battery. They cranked at 900 cca.
    The problem and only problem was the price.
    Our competition was the Optima and it has years of marketing behind it and because of eBay etc, they are so cheap these days and our battery cost more.
    If you ever see one, consider buying one as they are a good product.
    FYI I don’t work there anymore


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    I've got a trip on Monday out to do the Gunbarrel hwy including the abandoned section, so was going over the Patrol doing some pre-trip maintenance and noticed the factory cooler was leaking oil. Rather than take a chance with it failing while remote, I bought an off the shelf welded unit from Browns radiators in Perth, just down the road from me.

    Cost was $445, so a little dear for what it is, but I wanted one in a hurry, so it will suffice. I'd say its pretty similar to the Forefront type, direct factory replacement bar and plate style. The core is a bit thicker at 70mm vs the factory 60mm, so I'll see how it goes. Fitting was easy enough, although I noticed there was a couple of the crush tubes missing from the mounting rubbers, so I swapped these over from the factory one. Not really expecting much in egt improvement, more of a reliability issue for remote travel for me. I'll see how it goes on a decent trip when we head off on Monday.

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    I've had a Browns in for four years now and if you just want to replace not upgrade they are real good value for money IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemc181 View Post
    I've got a trip on Monday out to do the Gunbarrel hwy including the abandoned section, so was going over the Patrol doing some pre-trip maintenance and noticed the factory cooler was leaking oil. Rather than take a chance with it failing while remote, I bought an off the shelf welded unit from Browns radiators in Perth, just down the road from me.

    Cost was $445, so a little dear for what it is, but I wanted one in a hurry, so it will suffice. I'd say its pretty similar to the Forefront type, direct factory replacement bar and plate style. The core is a bit thicker at 70mm vs the factory 60mm, so I'll see how it goes. Fitting was easy enough, although I noticed there was a couple of the crush tubes missing from the mounting rubbers, so I swapped these over from the factory one. Not really expecting much in egt improvement, more of a reliability issue for remote travel for me. I'll see how it goes on a decent trip when we head off on Monday.

    Have a great trip stevemc181, I'm heading that way in Late June. How did you go with the permit for the abandoned section?
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    Nothing, again! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10G View Post
    Have a great trip stevemc181, I'm heading that way in Late June. How did you go with the permit for the abandoned section?

    No problem, only took me a day to get it! Which was a surprise.
    I had the self serve permits for the rest of it via Heather hwy, as I originally wasn't going to do the abandoned section. I ended up deciding to do it and applied for the permit Last Monday on the off chance I'd have it in time, and they emailed it back last Tuesday. I'd allow a couple of weeks at least though, as they are usually a bit slower than that.
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    Walked into the garage and looked at my Patrol in bits and went Meh! I so CBFd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX grunt View Post
    Nothing, again! lol
    I've actually been using mine to go back n forth to work


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