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Picky2k
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Postby Picky2k » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:26 pm

It's struggling to crank over but only when it's really cold. :?

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Postby Matthews » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:51 pm

Have you tested the basics , ie is the battery goosed !!!

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Postby Picky2k » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:17 pm

Yep the battery has tested ok.

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Postby bandiflip » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:51 pm

Well if battery is ok....ya have cleaned all connections and checked earths.....try powering starter motor direct with jump leads or bridge it out with a screw driver,make sure it works
do you know the meaning of Nemesis ???

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Postby Bobcat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:57 pm

Daft question but is the battery the correct size? amps wise.
Dont discos have a timer relay on the heater plugs? Could it be that?
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bad cranking problem

Postby Santa » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:48 pm

Had the same problem with my old 110, ok all year but turnend over slowly in winter turned out battery was for a v8 i.e to small not enought cranking amps replaced with a battey with more cranking power worked every time, should be at least over 800 cranking amps
Note - do not look at a halfords battery chart as they give the spec for a petrol model only.

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Postby Picky2k » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:29 pm

I'm going to pick up a new battery and see if that cures the problem.

All the connections have been cleaned and even added additional earth points.

Cheers chaps....James

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Postby Picky2k » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:19 am

Nice cold morning, and am pleased to say that she started just fine!!!

Thanks for all your help. Hopefully see you on the 27th!

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Postby bandiflip » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:50 pm

Well now its sorted,If ya just send us all your address then we can send our bills for a hopefully,prompt payment ! :twisted: :twisted:
do you know the meaning of Nemesis ???


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