GU dual batt heat sheild?

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:10
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Hi all

I was just wondering what people have done in regards to heat sheilding the second batt on a diesel GU turbo.
The batt sit pretty damn close to the turbo just hoping for some ideas.

Thanks

Simon
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:12

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:12
We have had duel batterie in our 3.0ltd for 3 years no shielding & no problems
Regards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Reply By: Member - Errol (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:17

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 17:17
Hi Simon . I,de be interested to know where your second batt is mounted . Mine is up forward just behind the air cleaner , away from the turbo , no probs there .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 21:00

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 21:00
Mine sits on top of the wheel arch and I thought the same about heat shielding re turbo vicinity. Especially seeing as the main battery has that cooling shield thingo on it, and its no-where near the turbo. So far been too slack to do any thing about though, but these few simple suggestions may get me off my butt.
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Follow Up By: simon - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 09:30

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 09:30
they mount them next to the coolant bottle
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Reply By: Eric - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:38

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:38
Simon.
You are right about the heat sheild, it is neaded if you want the battery to last, I make the heat sheild out of thin stainless sheet 2 sheets spaced 3mm apart the spacing is acheaved be forming a dimple in the sheet at each rivet. Eric.
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Reply By: theratt - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 09:25

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 09:25
i would agree with errol
the batttery is a far away from the turbo
if your are concerned of heat ,get another battery case like the standard nissan
one, you have on the original battery
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Reply By: Member - Bob L - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 19:17

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 19:17
Simon,
I take it your refering to the 2.8 GU. My battery is 3 years old and it is a miracle that it has lasted. I find filler washers disintergrate very quickly and following a service when battery was overfilled have seen acid spray out the top causing pitmarks to paintwork.
I have purchased a sheet of aluminium from Dick Smith Electronics with the intention of forming a deflectorand Riviting same to battery carrier.
Also insulation under battery may reduce transfer of heat from carrier.
Cheers Bob
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Follow Up By: simon - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 09:30

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 09:30
no i have a 4.2l
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Reply By: David N. - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 07:10

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 07:10
Simon, your concerns are absolutely correct...
Batteries hate Deep Discharge, Vibration, AND Heat.
Anything you can do to keep it cooler will prolong it's life- it's that simple.
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Reply By: Member - Errol (WA) - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 15:53

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 15:53
Thats right Simon . And thats forward of the turbo , so you shouldn,t have any probs with heat as the heat is blown backwards away from the battery .Thats how mine is setup and i did it myself , made my own battery carrier out of a peice of stainless steel and a cupel of home maid brackets to keep it level and braced .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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