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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:36 pm 
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You can try autosparks. The description and picture on their site of that particular item isn't correct but a phone call/email is easily made. Around 15GBP for a type fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:48 pm 
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I've just ordered a new battery from Euro Car Parts. They're currently offering 33% off (the code is "SAVE33") which worked out at just a smidge over £45 with free same day delivery (available if you spend more than a tenner) so it might be there when I get home from work.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:29 pm 
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I don't know which one you got from ECP as all of the good ones are £100 plus. You should have gone to Tayna and got this.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/B34-Varta-Blue- ... P3207.html

There is also no point in getting a new battery if you then go and neglect it. All of my batteries go onto a conditioner when not in use which is why I only change batteries once every blue moon.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/CTEK-MXS-5.0-Ch ... P8692.html

One of these.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm 
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I don't know which one you got from ECP as all of the good ones are £100 plus. You should have gone to Tayna and got this.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/B34-Varta-Blue- ... P3207.html

There is also no point in getting a new battery if you then go and neglect it. All of my batteries go onto a conditioner when not in use which is why I only change batteries once every blue moon.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/CTEK-MXS-5.0-Ch ... P8692.html

One of these.

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James

How do they work,are they pluged in all the time ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Yeah, I just leave it plugged in all the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Yes, it my own stupid fault for not checking the battery more often. I wouldn't let the caravan's leisure battery end up like that. THIS is the one I ordered from Euro Car Parts and once I'd applied the discount it came to £45.55

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm 
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I don't know which one you got from ECP as all of the good ones are £100 plus. You should have gone to Tayna and got this.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/B34-Varta-Blue- ... P3207.html
When you have a good look and try hard James you actually can find some good reviews about the LION batteries. They also used the code DAVE33%.

Jeroen
The good review that you found was for the film Lion Jeroen, not the car battery! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I noticed that's a 36AH battery, is that big enough: https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car- ... &&cc5_1026

This one is type 015, fits a Dolomite, but is 45AH https://www.tayna.co.uk/LP015-Lucas-Pre ... P9848.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:33 am 
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Incidentally you probably know that Car Parts 4 less is ECP's 'budget' brother. Same products but usually cheaper than ECP, you just need to order online, you can't collect.

My Lion battery in the MX5 btw is fine, been doing sterling service for the last 18 months.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Still no sign of the battery. I'm sure I specified same day delivery when I ordered it. I'll pay a visit to my local branch and if I get no joy, I'll get a refund (I paid with PayPal so I can claim my money back).

Mark I didn't know about Car Parts 4 Less being a budget version of ECP.

Somebody on the CT forum pointed out that Lidl are selling battery chargers at the moment so I'm going to get one. I won't let my new battery go the same way as the previous one and I can also use it on the caravan's leisure battery as well.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 am 
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I went to my local branch and they'd tried THREE times to deliver the battery so it was waiting from me when I got there. I've bought a battery charger from Lidl. I don't know how long the link will be live for. At £13.99 it was worth a punt.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:02 pm 
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The lidl does buy these also from aliexpress for 3,81 including shipping so I would take out the plug before going to sleep.

These were lidl chargers too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Be careful using that Dave I have also seen members on other make sites that I am a member of have had these bursting into flame and burning down garages and destroying cars. So far a Rover 75 Launch car, Merc, and Rover P6B.

With your car kept under your house I would not chance using this, I would hate to hear what may happen if you do.


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I had no idea that these chargers were a known risk and have been shown to be the cause of a number of fires and utter complete devastation to property, valuables and no doubt livelihoods. As well as the physical damage, the emotional torture and havoc that these things do is beyond repair. Obviously the grief caused by this destruction is inconsolable in many cases and I for one will be saving myself from this needless self-harm.

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All cheap chargers are a risk. The c-tek one's are totally reliable and actually the standard for all chargers. Here in NL the most recommended and sold.

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