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goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 21:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

rite

since ive put my install in my battery keeps goin flat ova a few days.

i know i need to upgrade the battery and alternator but not 2 sure what to go for.

its a 43 Ah battery at teh mo wiv a 65amp alternator
andy hirst
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what ICE and wiring you running?
goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im runnin oawg wirin with this install

andy hirst
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Right,

1. Ditch the cap, pointless, do more harm than good.

2. is that ANL the first fuse in the wiring from the battery??? Because that is dangerous if it is, it should be at most 18" from the battery and be in the engine bay.

3. How old is your battery?

4. check your alternator, fanbelt etc. Test the voltages when the car is running and off(ignition on though).

1 should make a difference
2 is very essential
goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive checked the voltage and the alternator is chargin at 13.5 volts its a brand new fan belt.

i got another fuse at the battery.

will disconnect the cap see what that does

the battery is 2 yrs old

andy hirst
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the cap does seem to be the weak link. Have you done the big three? it might help.
goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im thinkin of lsin the cap neway so i think this now has made my mind up
andy hirst
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if your running 0guage I would do the big three with 4guage (batt +ve to alt +ve, batt -ve to chassis and Alt -ve to chassis). Replace all these wires with 4guage and it will help.
goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok wll do when i get abit of wedge like
andy hirst
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cool, its not an expensive mod but its very effective
goodfellow
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23rd Jan 06 at 22:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok cheers for the help matey will let u know how it goes

 
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