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Old 12th July 2011, 18:11   #91
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Guyz -- Some help here.

I did a small experiment last weekend, took my exide 70Ah (6 cells - 9 plate per cell) and plonked it into a CJ500 (international engine) and the cj500 wouldnt start!! It had a StdFurukawa SF 100Amp - (6 cell, 15 plate per cell) battery, it was nearly 1.5 foot long.

I was told the heavier plates were needed for the cj500 but didnt believe it until i saw this!!

So - what is the cheapest 100Amp, 15 Plate battery in todays market... that should be much better (reserve power) than the one I have, right?
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@svsantosh

It depends not only on the battery condition. Namely the starter, cables, heat plugs and finally the engine condition that contribute to a healthy start. I do own a CJ-3B running with a B-275(MD2350) aka international engine which currently is running with a Amaron 12V/55Ah battery. Just 20sec warm up and crank the engine comes to life.

55Ah battery capacity is too less but you could go in for a 90Ah Amaron hi-way HCV620d31R for a medium to heavy duty use.

I suppose your exide 70Ah was not fully charged to crank up the engine. Did u check the specific gravity in each cell ?

Chengappa.
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Guyz -- Some help here.

So - what is the cheapest 100Amp, 15 Plate battery in todays market... that should be much better (reserve power) than the one I have, right?
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It depends not only on the battery condition. Namely the starter, cables, heat plugs and finally the engine condition that contribute to a healthy start. I do own a CJ-3B running with a B-275(MD2350) aka international engine which currently is running with a Amaron 12V/55Ah battery. Just 20sec warm up and crank the engine comes to life.
i agree with Chengappa.

i think you should buy the Amaron harvest 90Ah battery.
available at 5.2K.
Amara Raja - Automotive - Harvest
or the Base M70+ 85Ah.
available at 5.2K.
Base-Product Description
both batteries are recommended for XDP4.90 so IMO it will not have any problems with international engine.

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Nikhil

*the prices are from my town.
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Old 12th July 2011, 20:40   #94
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May be Chengappa is right regd the half charged 70Ah battery, but my question is not regd the battery which can start a International engine.

I need to know the cheapest 15 plate.6 cell - 100Ah (Or upto 120Ah) battery.
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Santhosh uno battery starts tractor engines, so proves Star_Aqua its nothing to do with the 70-100 amp gap me feel.
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Hey guys need help in choosing a battery for my gypsy . My gypsy is running a 1.6L baleno now , one pair of Hella Rallye 3000 , one pair of 3" or 4" (not sure) fog lights in the bumper . In future i might go in for a winch . So please help me in choosing a what rating battery & which make ?
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Hi,

Came across an Exide Battery's Price list. though the prices listed are for May 2011. This should help you get an approximate price range for the battery you are looking for.

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Hi,

Came across an Exide Battery's Price list. though the prices listed are for May 2011. This should help you get an approximate price range for the battery you are looking for.

Happy jeeping
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To add on to my previous post, here is the price quoted for Batteries in Bangalore.

For more information, you can use the link mentioned below.

Buy Mahindra Car Battery Online of Exide, Amaron, SF Sonic in Delhi-NCR
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Hi Everyone,

I need help on deciding battery for my MM550 with xd3p.

My Exide Everest MHD700 (65 AH) has died after performing brilliantly for 40 months.

Actually even now only one of the cells is dead. Rest show a healthy gravity. And this is when the vehicle of was left unused for 2-3 months at a stretch, taken to OTR regularly and a trip through spiti valley with temperatures plunging to negative. Always started on the first crank. Totally satisfied with the performance.

Off-late I have not been impressed with Exide and the exide matrix I bought for my Indigo died in a year (now replaced under warranty). Also Exide max in my Gypsy died just out of warranty at 20th month.

So following are the contenders. This time I will go with 80AH/85AH battery as I guess that is the correct spec.

1. Exide Xpress MHD 800 - 80AH (Proven track record, decent costing vs warranty)
2. Amaron Harvest TRA 600 H29R/L - 90AH (I never had a bad experience with Amaron batteries. Though a tad expensive but 24months warranty)
3. SF SONIC FBP0-BP80R(MF) - 80 AH (I know nil about SF other than the fact it is now owned by Exide. I just put it in my Gypsy last month based on the excellent cost vs warranty proposition)

Please help me decide.

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OK. Update.

Bought an Amron Highway 80 AH for 4000 bucks in exchange of old 65 AH battery. Couldnot find Harvest anywhere near my place.

Exide Everest was around 700 bucks more than Amron.

It has 18+6 months warranty.

Now Jeep starts at first crank again.

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