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Old 12-14-13, 05:03 PM   #31
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I bought a lithium-ion battery for my motorcycle. It's a 15 amp/hr. The darn battery is so light that you'd swear there was nothing inside the plastic case! Instead of using this battery on the motorcycle, I installed it on my mountain bike. My mountain bike has a 16 watt (rms) mp3 sound system, Tom Tom GPS, (3) high power LED headlights, and several hidden strips of green LEDs. For winter, I'm running the bike on Hakkapeliitta 700 x 40 cm studed snow tires. Still need to add MORE green LEDs and a high intensity red tail light to replace the current tail light.
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I remember reading this awhile back. I wonder if that's why we want to stick around in Afghanistan?

"An internal Pentagon memo states that Afghanistan may become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium.""
http://www.dailytech.com/US+Discover...ticle18701.htm
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Angry Headache with New Battery

Ok here's my issue , purchased a new battery for my 2004 GX , I should of never got a new battery, old one was fine but was worried with Northern Wi winters time to replace for the 9 years age of battery ?
So now with new toyota 27 series battery, it starts like crap , one day if fires like a snap next time I start it hesitates to start then the next time it's fine , took to dealer and they told me it was fine then next visit they wanted to put a new battery idid and also let the GX so to sleep so everything would be off ,and now it's doing it again .
Any help why this is happening ?

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Ok here's my issue , purchased a new battery for my 2004 GX , I should of never got a new battery, old one was fine but was worried with Northern Wi winters time to replace for the 9 years age of battery ?
So now with new toyota 27 series battery, it starts like crap , one day if fires like a snap next time I start it hesitates to start then the next time it's fine , took to dealer and they told me it was fine then next visit they wanted to put a new battery idid and also let the GX so to sleep so everything would be off ,and now it's doing it again .
Any help why this is happening ?

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Are the battery posts and the inside surfaces of the +/- post connectors squeaky clean?

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...m=battery+post

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I've heard very good things about odyssey batteries, and have used one with good results in my boat. I'm about 7 years-in on my OEM battery. i'll likely buy an odyssey when the OEM one gives up.

Odyssey 34-PC1500T Automotive and LTV Battery : Amazon.com : Automotive Odyssey 34-PC1500T Automotive and LTV Battery : Amazon.com : Automotive

the above seems to be the right battery for our trucks, based on a search on:
http://www.odysseybattery.com/batterysearch/
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Are the battery posts and the inside surfaces of the +/- post connectors squeaky clean?

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...m=battery+post
That's a good question , I had this done at the Toyota dealership .

would I be able to tell if I looked inside the hood @the battery posts ?

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What is the voltage of your battery?

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What is the voltage of your battery?

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I would have to ask unless you can tell me where to fine it on the battery?

All I know is that they told me it was a 27 series battery, when I bought it
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I would have to ask unless you can tell me where to fine it on the battery?

All I know is that they told me it was a 27 series battery, and when I called the Lexus dealer I was told the Toyota Battery would be fine as long as it was the 27 series .

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I would have to ask unless you can tell me where to fine it on the battery?

All I know is that they told me it was a 27 series battery, and when I called the Lexus dealer I was told the Toyota Battery would be fine as long as it was the 27 series .

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I think he wanted to know what the voltage registered on a volt meter You would have to take a meter and test the voltage with the motor off and then the voltage with the motor running

All modern auto batteries are 12 volt
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That's a good question , I had this done at the Toyota dealership .

would I be able to tell if I looked inside the hood @the battery posts ?

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You'd have to take the battery cables off of the battery to inspect and clean them. Don't disconnect the battery before you read up on what you have to do restore the power window functions!
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I would have to ask unless you can tell me where to fine it on the battery?

All I know is that they told me it was a 27 series battery, and when I called the Lexus dealer I was told the Toyota Battery would be fine as long as it was the 27 series .

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I apologize for not being clearer. I was wondering what the voltage level is of your battery. This explains how to measure battery voltage.

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I apologize for not being clearer. I was wondering what the voltage level is of your battery. This explains how to measure battery voltage.

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NO problem , I did ask after they took the battery put and put the new battery in how the old battery was and they told me the old battery was good ,

I'm not going to disconnect as I have no clue what has to be done after wards ,

That's a good reply Optima Jim , they did tell me if they had more time they might of did more , Well I was in no hurry , just take out battery and put new battery in and let the Lexus go to sleep and see if there was anything still powered up , nope it went to sleep , things were fine .

Happens not everyday , one day Lexus fires up fine , then after a few tries then back to few cranks before it pops over . I want to say it grunts to start .

What other option would I have ?

The Lexus always starts
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What do you mean when you say the "Lexus go to sleep"? If you don't know how to test the battery take it to Toyota and have them test it since you bought it from them. If not swing by Autozone / O'Reillys etc. they can test it for you.
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What do you mean when you say the "Lexus go to sleep"? If you don't know how to test the battery take it to Toyota and have them test it since you bought it from them. If not swing by Autozone / O'Reillys etc. they can test it for you.
I don't understand the op problem. Everyone has made suggestions as to what should be done but the confusion continues. The forum works very well for most even those with limited experience with todays complicated cars. I would suggest that the OP just suck it up stop throwing money at a problem blindly and just go to the dealer and get it fixed. Its cheaper in the long run and you have a warranty on work done if it does not fix the issue.
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