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#132503 - 5th Oct 2005 7:17pm car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Registered: 26th Jul 2004
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Well potentially

as alot of people know, since the engine swap I've had problems from time to time gettin the car started from cold, and recently idling low...then cutting out if left for too long

Today me & my branch manager may have finally realised whats wrong

I'm still running the Fiesta 1.3 battery! smack

we checked it with Excide (vehicle battery company) and the battery I need for the Escort engine is over 200 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) more powerful

So basically My car is underpowered to run

then the HU, sub & amp are all draining more from the battery

So anyone thinkin of putting the likes of an escort engine into a fiesta, or something similar

REMEMBER TO CHANGE THE BATTERY TO SUIT THE ENGINE!

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#132504 - 5th Oct 2005 7:24pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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I thought standard batteries were the same.i thort a 12v battery was a 12v battery
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#132505 - 5th Oct 2005 7:24pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Have you got the new battery in now then? Has it made a difference? smile

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#132506 - 5th Oct 2005 7:26pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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nah, its going in at the end of the month, skint already LMAO!

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#132507 - 5th Oct 2005 7:44pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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scoop, all batterys are different, sounds like you have solved the problem then meesh, i upgraded my battery about two months ago and my car starts first time every time, plus it made a difference to my sound system
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#132508 - 5th Oct 2005 7:55pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Scoop, every car battery has a different CCA

the Fiesta one has about 350

the one for the Escort XR3 has just over 500

yes, they're all 12v, but the CCA are what get everything running and keep em runnin

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#132509 - 5th Oct 2005 8:48pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Didn't know that. I often wondered why they ask in the shop before giving you it, even thought there are only two different popular connections.
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#132510 - 5th Oct 2005 8:54pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Theres 8 different connection layouts

they're basically turnin the battery round to face the opposite way for each 2nd layout tho

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#132511 - 5th Oct 2005 9:09pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Regardless of current situation, heres my views.

Yes the CCA rateing is different which would make the start crank at a slower rate, wtf has that got to do with the idle problems? None at all, so close but no cigar - and am tired and telling you whats up with it so maybe your branch manager can re-tell you that
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#132512 - 5th Oct 2005 9:22pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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Unfortunaty i second Dazza happy

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#132513 - 5th Oct 2005 9:48pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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What could it be then? is it carbed or injection? does it have ISCV
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#132514 - 7th Oct 2005 1:00am Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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it could be a calling from the scrap yard lol, sorry meash, had to throw it in
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#132515 - 7th Oct 2005 8:09pm Re: car start & idle problems....SOLVED!!
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sonomabitch

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