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12 volt battery compatibility?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by JibT, 31 Aug 2014.

  1. JibT

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    Hullo, first post and am hoping someone can offer advice.

    Make - Kia
    Model - Clarus 2.0 Saloon
    Engine size/Type - 1998c - Petrol - Manual Gears
    Year - 2000
    Mileage - 48000

    Have been experiencing starting issues and suspect the battery may need replacing but can't afford a new one.

    I gave the local breaker's yard my battery details which are:

    12V-48AH, MF60

    When I got my replacement home, I found it is a:

    12v-43AHR, 360CCA

    It is also physically slightly smaller than my original.

    Are these interchangeable, for my car model or should I return the replacement and wait until they, hopefully, get a 12V-48AH, MF60 in soon?

    Thanks in advance for any offers of advice.

    Jib.
     
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    Given it's age, I doubt the battery in your car will be the original. Also, it doesn't meet the spec of the recommended battery.
    He's not given you the proper battery for your car. But, if you can get it to sit securely it will do the job for a wee while.
    http://www.carbatteries-online.co.uk/carbattery027.html
     
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    Once you know the correct format of the battery for your car, you can do a search for that particular battery.
    The number 027 (which appears to be the format for your car) refers to the size, shape, post type and position.
    You might be as well off getting a new battery.
     
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    Thanks, again.

    Your continued help is appreciated and following your advice as to my Battery Type (being 027) I have discovered that a Type 075 has since superceded the Type 027, so I now have the correct cirrant replacement type to seek out, either from the Breaker's or from a Dealer.

    Very grateful for all your input.

    Best wishes. Jib. :D
     
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    I think you'll find it hasn't been superseded by the 075. They are similar but different. Hence both the 027 and 075 are both available off the shelf.
    The 027 is 15mm taller than an 075. So, if you fit an 075 and your battery clamp goes over the top, you might not be able to get it properly tight.
    EDIT:
    I've done a wee bit googling and I found that some car battery sites are listing the 027 for your car and some are listing the 075 so it looks like either one is suitable.
    http://www.puretyre.co.uk/car-battery-specification-chart/
     
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    The one you have will be fine if you get it to fit, not hard to start a petrol and it probably was the closest the breaker had.
    Just be careful - negative to the body and + to the wiring loom. Don't mix them up and you are home and dry.

    Don't have it loose in the car hold it down as best you can
     
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    Brilliantly helpful replies from everyone and not a single sneer at my patent ignorance (very refreshing).

    So happy I found this site and posed my first question which I consider to have been answered most admirably.

    I hope I receive similar help in the DIY building section (got a garden wall to sort out) and equally hope I can offer some help to others in my own area of expertise, being Information Technology, in the future.

    Much obliged to everyone for your care and consideration in this.

    A huge "Thumbs-Up" to DIYnot. :D
     
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