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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
Would installing a heavy duty battery be move effective in starting a car? I have a standard battery in at the moment (6 months old), but the car seems to be sluggish in starting, so I am thinking that a heavy duty battery might give the engine a bigger kick - before I do! Any ideas?
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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banned 1 Like #1
It's more likely to be your spark plugs that need replacing than your battery, especially if it's only 6 months old. I had the same problem last year with an old peeugot, took ages to start in the cold. Changed the spark plugs and it started first time every time since!
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You shouldn't really have to move away from the standard battery, are you sure it's charging ok. As above perhaps it's more an ignition issues rather than just a power one. Check the leads, coil and plugs first asit's free and fairly easy before spending any more money.
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Thanks, I'll try the sparks first.
#4
Could be an issue with old HT leads that are causing a little bit of damp to get in..
#5
Is it a sealed battery? If not do you regularly check the levels inside? Failure to top up acid with distilled water exposes the plates and will reduce the efficiency of your battery.
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Is the " standard battery " the correct one for your car?, they may look the same but they have a CCA rating.

CCA = Cold Cranking Amps.
#7
Check you battery terminals; any slight corrosion will have a significant impact. Remove the terminals, give a rub with emery paper or even a scouring pad, coat in petroleum jelly and refit securely.

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