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  1. roks

    Battery advice

    I fitted a 005 (65ah) in mine recently, fits perfectly width and hight. Previously it had a 48ah with a plunk of wood to understand it to raise it upto the metal bracket.
  2. Is there a difference in cats for non hybrid hence they dont target those?
  3. Thanks guys, all sorted now, with proper rubber hangers. That MacGyver fix was going to be for short journey but I had 2nd thoughts and decided to fix it properly before I set off.
  4. I beleive I have found the source or cause of the noise, looks like the rubber hanger on the back box has gave way? The pipe was rest/rubbing on the middle brace? I wedged a piece of wood wrapped ib kitchen foil to stop the wood catching fire. As I type this msg, I realised I could have used some wire to wrap round the failed hanger.
  5. I hope you are corrent OD, I just cant be asked to do anything more than replacing some bolts. I'll have put it on jack stands and have a proper look under. The noise is most prmonent with the doors closed, sat in the drivers seat.
  6. Hi All, I started the car this morning for the school run and I am greeted with this noise that appears to be from the exhaust. When I got out to inspect, the noise does not see tat bad at all. Wiggled the exhaust box and it seems securly on and its not metal tin noise that a heat shield would make. Did the school run and the noise seem a bit suttle and only evident when pulling away. This evening, When I got home, I started the car, noise is quite loud from inside the car, less loud from the outside but still there and bit loder than this morning. No noise if i drive, only when sat idle. I am fearing the CAT has crumbled in side? Engine.m4a
  7. This got me thinking.....there are some white marks on my radiator cap, expansion tank cap and pink on the grill behind fan. As well as the marks on the under tray l saw a shiny wet patch, circled, not sure if its rain water or fresh coolant. And I gave up on the oil leak, after cleaning up and replacing the tensioner O ring it seems to be a little worse, as in it drips on the drive shaft below. I too thought that it stops leaking after it drops half way min/full mark but never really got down to it.
  8. I think you got to use some elbow grease now...I remember wiggling the gear box in, you got to ease the weight of the box off the trolly and twist back and forth a bit, keeping it parallel while you do that.
  9. OC is correct, took me whole bank holiday weekend and over flowed on to Tuesday. All because the stubborn inner joint would not come out from the engine, ended up re-doing inner and outer CV joints on both sides. I don't think I'll be doing another clutch change anytime soon.
  10. Well, I paid £67.99 after using a £10 voucher I had. This battery is £87 at ECP with their 50% discount and £111 at Halfords, probably £140 at RAC. My safety net is that I bought directly from Amazon as I now they will sort it out if anything goes wrong and not a market place seller. Its got 5yrs guarantee. The 005 fits perfectly in the battery tray, car seems start a bit quicker.
  11. It was a 'sold and dispatched by amazon'. I called Yuasa, didnt fill me with confidence, I asked if all Yuasa batteries leave with a bung, guy gave me an hesitant 'Yes'. Asked about the leakage, first said I need to talk to Amazon if I was concerned, then asked if the indicator was green, which is, so then he says 'it should be fine'. I weighed the battery and its 15.75kg, spec says 15.7kg, taking into account the tolorance of the weighing machine 0.2kg, that 15.55kg. So I think the battery is OK. Or I could ask Amazon to replace it but then there is no gurantee the replacement will have a bung.
  12. Thanks guys, I will call Yuasa. There were no bung or anything. I think it may only be a few ml, it was just a patch on the towel that wet, not sure if its clear in the picture.
  13. Thanks OC, hands washed, after 8hrs charging its finished and settled at 13.33, I guess that will drop further after standing idle few hours. If these are SEALED then how did the acid come out? I tried tilting it to the side but nothing came out, guess it must have been thrown around hard during the transport? Not fitted it yet, will speak to Amazon but I doubt they will know anything other than offer to send a replacement.
  14. I ended up getting the Yuasa YXB005, 65Ah, the measurement fits in the tray. It was well packaged, battery in polythene bag, wrapped with some sort of rag/towel, then the whole thing put in a cardboard box with thick foam all around. The rag had a wet patch, then noticed there are two holes on either side of the lid/top, and one side had some water. The case doesnt appear to be damaged. Should I be concerned, or could that liquid have escaped in transport? Voltage out of the box was 12.63v, now left charging, first it took 3.8 amp, the max the charger can put out, then after few minutes it drops staright to 0.8amp.
  15. Thanks guys, I don't know if its worth going through all this trouble....I'll have to think it over. I thought just sticking a bigger battery will solve this but looks like itd bit more involved.