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Old 08-06-2014, 04:45 PM
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Hell I didn't think of that. But its under the drivers seat down under and as everyone knows this kind of diet does not effect us males (non sexist label I assure you) to the same extent.

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Hell I didn't think of that. But its under the drivers seat down under and as everyone knows this kind of diet does not effect us males (non sexist label I assure you) to the same extent.
Unless tacobell is involved lol. I assure you no battery is safe.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:53 PM
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

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So you'd rather the 60 to 80 pound battery be up front instead of the back?

Holy smokes...what kind of electric submarine battery is that? The most I could see is 50 lbs for automotive ones. Now I am sure they do vary in weight...but 80 lbs ? Maybe the tractor trailer ones...

http://www.interstatedealers.com/IBC...otive_spec.pdf

I don't care where it is as long as the weight distribution is not compromised. Some manufacturers cannot do it without such tricks. Others seek perfection and mount it there on purpose.

On the other hand, I would rather have some usable trunk space...including the pockets immediately to the rear of the wheel arch.
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Holy smokes...what kind of electric submarine battery is that? The most I could see is 50 lbs for automotive ones. Now I am sure they do vary in weight...but 80 lbs ? Maybe the tractor trailer ones...

http://www.interstatedealers.com/IBC...otive_spec.pdf

I don't care where it is as long as the weight distribution is not compromised. Some manufacturers cannot do it without such tricks. Others seek perfection and mount it there on purpose.

On the other hand, I would rather have some usable trunk space...including the pockets immediately to the rear of the wheel arch.
That 60 to 80 number was jut throwin it out there

As far as the ones in the trunk the 300 and chargers have em under the spare tire so no space is taken up in the trunk for the battery.
There is a number of reasons to mount it back there. Weight distribution is one. Maybe there isnt enough room in the engine bay for it just saying...

For the record, all military batteries are 80 pound Agm ones. But we also have lead acid ones where we put he acid in as it comes separate. They have been slowly switching to he hawker brand non serviceable AGM battery
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

It's not only weight distribution from a front to rear thing, it also allows it to be slightly lower. Having an 860 lb (I'd like to throw it out there, but it's too bloody heavy) battery rear and low can be helpful.
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It's not only weight distribution from a front to rear thing, it also allows it to be slightly lower. Having an 860 lb (I'd like to throw it out there, but it's too bloody heavy) battery rear and low can be helpful.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Corvette's have had the battery in the cab from day dot.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

The battery in my G8 GT is in the trunk on the driver side. Little bit of a pain to get out, but not too bad. Just changed it out and put in an AGM battery. It still has vent holes in the top to vent some gasses incase of overcharging. There is a vent tube in the car that runs out to the rear wheel well to vent outside the car.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Here is something interesting about WHY having our battery under the seat may be a good idea. I saw this on the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel forum:

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The batteries in our trucks are agm (absorbed glass mat) & are highly susceptible to damage from moderate heat. Forum members are probably going to tire of hearing me repeat this so often but I feel it's noteworthy. Lab tests showed damage with temps as low as 104 degrees. One manufacturer recommends the recharge process be halted if exposed to temps in excess of 120. These batteries were designed for rv house batt use, marine, golf cart & light aviation use but NEVER designed as a cold cranking battery. This battery has inherently lower internal resistance. They use this fact to erroneously calculate a higher cca. With this "higher rating" they are trying to use this single batt rather than dual batteries. As I understand this is a borrowed practice from Mercedes Benz who are having similar batt problems. I foresee this as an ongoing problem that is only going to snowball!
So our AGM battery has the extra cold cranking amps needed for diesel starting. Being kept away from under hood temperatures may prevent the failures the Ram 1500 and Mercedes diesel folks are experiencing.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

So many vehicles keep the batteries under the passenger seats. It goes way back to before the late 80s when I was looking at used 928S and was shocked by it. Crowded engine compartments take most of the blame. It's awkward at best. I always wonder if my battery goes full dead, hoping that never happens, but then how to get the seat moved to remove the old battery other than pulling the full front seat unit. Again I hope that never happens like timing chain snaps vs slow stretches.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

My 2000 Cady had it under the back seat. Original battery lasted 9 years and I only chanced it as a precaution.
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So many vehicles keep the batteries under the passenger seats. It goes way back to before the late 80s when I was looking at used 928S and was shocked by it. Crowded engine compartments take most of the blame. It's awkward at best. I always wonder if my battery goes full dead, hoping that never happens, but then how to get the seat moved to remove the old battery other than pulling the full front seat unit. Again I hope that never happens like timing chain snaps vs slow stretches.

All you should have to do is jump the dead battery from the engine compartment in order to move the seat.
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