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battery test?
#1
does anyone no how to get to the negative post on the battery to test voltage, ive got a fluke multimetre and I wanted to check the battery as its not firing as quick as it was before xmass maybe the weather ? can easily get to the positive  post but the back one looks a bit of a head ache, 2010 1.6hdi 75ps van
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#2
Don't really need to. It's a negative ground system so just use the engine as ground. If you really want to get to the battery post the top is not too difficult to remove. Did it to replace battery a few years ago but don't recall the details.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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Battery voltage alone won't tell you its condition. It needs a proper drop test to check cranking amps.
MkIII VTR 1.6hdi Modutop, Climate Pack, 16" Alloys
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(23-01-2016, 02:13 PM)3rensho Wrote:  Don't really need to.  It's a negative ground system so just use the engine as ground.  If you really want to get to the battery post the top is not too difficult to remove.  Did it to replace battery a few years ago but don't recall the details.

rensho so you just connect the neg to any solid part of the engine , and it is the same as connecting to the neg post mate
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(23-01-2016, 03:07 PM)Solent Wrote:  Battery voltage alone won't tell you its condition. It needs a proper drop test to check cranking amps.

yes I no how to do that but thanks for the reply anyway mate
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#6
remember you are looking for 13v ideally from a good battery and about 14.3v charging.
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Quote:rensho so you just connect the neg to any solid part of the engine , and it is the same as connecting to the neg post mate


Yes, any metal part attached to the block should do the trick.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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(23-01-2016, 07:47 PM)polar Wrote:  remember you are looking for 13v ideally from a good battery and about 14.3v charging.

cheers polar mate
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#9
Battery voltage .... look here .. http://www.mmbalmainauto.com.au/PDF/Stat...teries.pdf

Details are for lead acid types but a more modern battery will be within a small % difference
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I use the stud on the inner wing that I presume is there for this purpose. I charge through that with a smart charger too, works prefect.
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