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Hope the replacement goes well Mike, it sounds like a fairly straightforward task, but there always seems to be a spanner in the works when you least expect it.....

Like you, I remember the single cable connections only from my Morris 1000 Traveller - and there was room to be able to open the bonnet and climb in almost to undertake tasks.... those were the days....
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Just to report back, new Yuasa 110ah battery delivered today, unpacked and installed in less than 15 minutes! Good service from Tayna; I did look at County Batteries (where I got the leisure batteries last time), but they didn't seem to have a compatible 110ah. All working well, radio setting retained, just need to reset the dash clock. One ting I hadn't spotted before, it says in the handbook to isolate the battery by turning the key in the "wrong" direction and pushing in the red switch. I also had a call from the tracker people asking whether I was with the vehicle as the battery had been re-connected. They had called me last night and advised that the power had been disconnected - what little power there was had finally given up! I told them that the new battery was being delivered today, and that was logged. Excellent service all round.
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Glad to hear it Mike, we have always been very impressed with both the advice, delivery and the service of Tana Batteries - really helpful and ready to advise what is most appropriate if (as in our case) size is a constraint.

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I think a new battery is probably due - I got ours from Tayna Batteries, superb price and service, delivery the following day in the UK, 47 hours to here.....
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I replaced my cab battery last summer - bought the new one online from Tayna Batteries and I was pleased with their price and speed of delivery.
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Just to report back, new Yuasa 110ah battery delivered today, unpacked and installed in less than 15 minutes

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Needing to fit a new vehicle \ starter battery to our 2013 Ducato based unit as the current one is, I think, the original factory fit! If it is it's done not bad as 7+ years old.
Been looking around at options and would be interested in hearing what you guys fitted and how you've found them.


bognormike, is the Yuasa you fitted this one - YBX5019?
https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/yuasa/ybx5019/


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You could use aa B2B jobby, but I have never had a problem using old Motts method, simple and effective, a length of 4mm2 cable with a 10 amp fuse. I have used this on almost every van we've had with no problems except forgetting it was there and blowing a fuse.

As so http://www.motts.org/BRIDGING%20FUSE.htm
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Needing to fit a new vehicle \ starter battery to our 2013 Ducato based unit as the current one is, I think, the original factory fit! If it is it's done not bad as 7+ years old.
Been looking around at options and would be interested in hearing what you guys fitted and how you've found them.


bognormike, is the Yuasa you fitted this one - YBX5019?
https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/yuasa/ybx5019/


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No mine was the 5020 - 110ah, but the same family


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Gellyneck, make sure the possible replacement will fit in the well, the one I got obviously did! And as with mine, and other comments elewhere 6-7 years is about par for the course.


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I am counting myself lucky that my engine battery is still OK. I have had the Arto for 11 years and I have no idea how old it was then. It s kept topped up on EHU at home.


I talked to my very experienced commercial garage about changing it in anticipation of a likely failure and his advice was that batteries were better built back then so keep it till it shows signs of deterioration.


Two things put me off changing; firstly, the quality of new batteries and secondly, it is a bugger to get in and out of the Arto as it is situated right behind the bonnet hinge and close to the engine so a lot of wiggling at arms length.


Then there is the problem of matching up length, height and terminals (type and whether LH or RH), so as not to have to change the main cableruns/lengths and/or the earth strap. Perhaps I should start research now.


While on the subject of battery dimensions; when I next change hab batteries I would like to fit 2x6v traction batteries in series, but so far I have only been able to find tall ones which would not fit in my battery box. Are there now any low-profile traction batteries?


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Gellyneck, make sure the possible replacement will fit in the well, the one I got obviously did! And as with mine, and other comments elewhere 6-7 years is about par for the course.

Many thanks for info.
As the YBX5020 wouldn't fit (too long) went for the YBX5019 and, like you, sourced from Tayna.
When I spoke to them they suggested either that or an Exide EA1000 which was a few pounds cheaper.
Should be with me in a couple of days and then the back breaking starts. "Fortunately", ours in under the cab floor in front of the passengers seat so probably a bit more accessible. Have disconnected it previously when removing the airbag ECU however not heaved it out of the battery box yet!
It seems the current battery (FIAMM?) has a vent pipe attached to one end and hope this fits OK into the replacement.
At least the replacement is a sealed \ maintenance free battery whereas the original isn't and I don't think it was ever touched when in for service at FIAT! Probably part of the reason it's on it's way out. I'll check the acid levels when I get it out, top it up (if required), charge it up "offline" and if it does retain charge keep it as a spare "jump start" battery at home.
Again, thanks for input.
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