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Battery terminals.....
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Now Honest John doesn't have a very high opinion of Tudor batteries as he says they are prone to spraying acid out through the breather.
I can get a very nice Varta new for a good price but I need to know how those battery terminals work!! They don't look particularly strong and I really don't want to break one!!:eek:

EDIT: That wasn't worded very well....What I was referring to are the clamps on the battery lead ends. They look a little strange.
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Hi O.J. On my berlingo(57 reg) the -ve is conventional,but the +ve lifts up to release.It looks quite flimsy & I intend to fit a real terminal when the battery need renewing.Hope this helps.
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varta are a good battery.
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Think the quick-release looks a useful feature.
Bought this battery for about £40 from local auto-electrical dealer.
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Dont see have its possible to break a battery terminal, as the neg is a 8 or 10mm nut and the pos is a quick release thing, just lift the black lever
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(02-08-2011, 09:12 PM)ron Wrote:  Hi O.J. On my berlingo(57 reg) the -ve is conventional,but the +ve lifts up to release.It looks quite flimsy & I intend to fit a real terminal when the battery need renewing.Hope this helps.

Thanks guys! It was the unfamiliar appearance of that clamp which was causing me some concern. I think I may be changing it to a conventional type.
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Wink 
So it's now all done.....I had a virtually unused VW (Varta/Bosch) battery from my Passat 2.0TDi lurking in the garage so I had it checked and it was
fine so it's now been fitted and although it's a bit longer than the OEM there's no problem getting it in the tray or fastening it.
77Ah and 780CCA......spins the engine up a treat!

Today Nick from Cit-Tech fitted reversing sensors and I hope that will be the end of any expense for a bit. We talked about
re-mapping the ECU but although it will increase the power/torque from 92 bhp to 128bhp and give slightly better fuel consumption /top
speed I really don't do enough mileage to make this a worthwhile modification. Still thinking on it.... Confusedcratch:
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