Battery woes


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offcenter
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Battery woes

Postby offcenter » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:41 am



Hey guys, the battery in my 76 seems to have bit the dust.
What reasonably priced battery have any of you used?
I think I prefer AGM that doesn't require any service.


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Re: Battery woes

Postby Placerville » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:28 am

I, and many other GL's owners, have had very good success with the Big Crank. You need the ETX18L for a '75 through '79 GL. Shop around for price.

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Re: Battery woes

Postby dwight007fchr » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:36 pm

offcenter wrote:Hey guys, the battery in my 76 seems to have bit the dust.
What reasonably priced battery have any of you used?
I think I prefer AGM that doesn't require any service.


You may want to test your old battery before ditching it. If it is low on electrolyte, then there is a strong chance that the regulator is allowing too many amps to flow to the battery, causing it to boil. WingAdmin and Virgil have great threads on how to resolve the problem.

It wont hurt to use a cheap battery tester to check the condition of each battery cell. Maybe just a good charge? Maybe your alternator/stators are not sending enough amps? It would suck to get a new battery and see it go bad just like the old one.


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