Cranking battery for Series 80 Landcruiser diesel

Submitted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 10:04
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Hello all
I would appreciate ideas on a good long lasting cranking battery to suit a LC Series 80 diesel. The last one I got from NRMA hasn't lasted as long as I would have hoped.

Your advice would be appreciated

Tom
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 10:43

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 10:43
Go for an N70ZZ calcium maintenance free one.
My supplier offers a 3 year warranty on these.
I replaced my Delco battery which nothing was wrong with and put a calcium one in and my 1hz spun over a noticable amount quicker.
Average cost is $145.00.
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 10:44

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 10:44
Forgot to tell you my brand is a power bait in Sydney.
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:44

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:44
My local Repco has some nice 4wd cranking batteries on special at the moment. Might be worth a peek.
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Reply By: Coops (WA) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:58

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 13:58
can't complain about the performance of N70ZZ but they don't last long unless you have a Megapulse type unit also to stop sulphation. Mine has been 3 years now since installing rotronics controller wheras previously only 12 mkonths (rugged conditions though).
Was thinking about moving to AC Delco next time though
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 17:22

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 17:22
Exide extreme 4x4 battery $140,,,, made for offroad in mind,,, so they say,,,
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:27

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:27
I've had a good run out of Yuasa Overlander 700cca on the diesels I've had. I have mates with the Exide Extremes that have had good runs too. I personally steer away from the cheapies, and I believe the gel cells are too expensive for routine use.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:02

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:02
Hi
The 1hz pulls 400 + amps to start......plus the glow system takes it out of it too....this may sound funny, but your local Toyota dealer sells batteries with toyota stickers on them and they are Yuassa's, and cheaper than the real item....last one i bought was $110.
Give them a call
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Reply By: nzpomhilux - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 08:45

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 08:45
DON'T get a Champion!. I got one and acid leaks when it gets shaken around. I'm talking really rough stuff here, just corrugations on un-sealed roads.
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Reply By: Phil.R - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 00:35

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 00:35
Hi

I have an Overlander 700 in a 1997 diesel troopy and it's the original battery
believe it or not, the thing just won't die. Having said that I'm thinking of
buying a new one just to be on the safe side.

Phil
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Reply By: Mainey (WA) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:42

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:42
I've also had a good run out of Yuasa Overlander 700cca in my diesel.

Would buy another as a starter, a major benefit of a wet battery in the engine bay is you can add water, but sealed batteries in the same hot conditions can't be topped up, due to acid loss with the extreme heat causing evaporation.
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