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Good vid.... :thtoppoints:

but fyi, that "star' wrench (an yes I call it that most of the time too) is actually called a Torx bit... Plus you'll only see 13.8 ( or very much above 12v) when it's running. Which is good for checking that your alternator is working.
 

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Thanks guys!


Good vid.... :thtoppoints:

but fyi, that "star' wrench (an yes I call it that most of the time too) is actually called a Torx bit... Plus you'll only see 13.8 ( or very much above 12v) when it's running. Which is good for checking that your alternator is working.
Thanks for the clarification. I saw 12.4 to 13.2 volts when she was off (when I first got her). I should check the new battery now after a few good drives
 

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Yea, there are better experts than me on batts here. But I think it's near impossible to tell weather a battery is good or bad with a volt meter. It's all about putting a load on them for a length of time. Back in the day, I worked for a company that built golf carts. Those batteries we would do a complete charge on, then put a load on them equivalent to 36 holes. Anything less were considered bad.


btw, here's a vid I thought was interesting.


Wonder how long those things will hold up....
 

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Yea, there are better experts than me on batts here. But I think it's near impossible to tell weather a battery is good or bad with a volt meter. It's all about putting a load on them for a length of time. Back in the day, I worked for a company that built golf carts. Those batteries we would do a complete charge on, then put a load on them equivalent to 36 holes. Anything less were considered bad.


btw, here's a vid I thought was interesting.


Wonder how long those things will hold up....
Wow, that is neat!
 

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Been using a battery booster pack (jump box) on my tractor sense last October. It sits for months at a time, so when it needed another new battery, I decided to try this instead.



1500 amps and it'll crank anything. It lives in the tractor. At least until I need it on something else. Works better than a battery on the diesel tractor, and was only $140 with free shipping from this guy on ebay. And the amazing thing was it only took 21 hours and 36 minutes to get here to NC from NJ. Fastest shipping ever...
 
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