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#1 2021-01-14 17:43:02

frank22
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Registered: 2021-01-13
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dispatch battery 1.9 2009

Hi ive had start up issues,     never related it to battery,     as its new   2 month old.     Had   mobile  auto  out to find fault.    he started up strait away,     says battery not enough power.      Im a window cleaner  so drive to place of work.   park up.  30 mins later ill move on  to park up again.     daily local.      Any suggestions regarding battery issue in my situation.      Any heavy duty batteries  that i would be better off .   this is the first time the van has gone like this in 8 years  in the same daily routine.
ive just had it out for a drive and leave engine running to see if it will start up in morning

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#2 2021-01-14 20:18:33

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 589

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

Are you sure it's charging properly?  And if it is, is it holding charge? 
If you have a multi meter, check  volts at the battery with the engine running. If it is charging properly, check if it's it's loosing power overnight.  Even a new battery can fail.

If there is a fault, a bigger battery might give you a few more starts but wouldn't resolve it.

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#3 2021-01-19 12:02:09

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,073

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

As O A T says check charging out and for Parasitic Drain............
I've put a new Battery in my van and battery arrived with IMHO a dangerosly low charge and wouldnt start van ......
So I stole an old battery out of an old diesel golf I have and hey presto.......

In doing this battery change I discovered that Van is listed as having two options of Battery ..........
The smaller of the 2 had been fitted, I bought the 096 larger version ... Same as fitted to my old Golf

Funny thing I noticed  Our 306 with a DW8  fitted is of an intermediate size ..........
Must be a packaging/Cost thing..........

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#4 2021-01-19 20:50:48

kenbw2
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From: Anywhere the van takes me
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 720

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

vaz2121 wrote:

Funny thing I noticed  Our 306 with a DW8  fitted is of an intermediate size ..........
Must be a packaging/Cost thing..........

I swapped out my 75Ah battery for a 45Ah one so I could squeeze my leisure battery alongside, never had an issue


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#5 2021-01-20 01:11:49

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,073

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

kenbw2: you must have everything working spot on ...........

Yes you are correct and you can obviously use a lesser battery ...........
But batteries  are less efficient the colder it gets as you most likely know and it's the Amp hr and Cold Cranking Amps  that determine the ability of application and how long a battery will wind on the starter for.................

CCA varies even on equivalent sized batteries and I dear say manufacturers will spec what they consider is needed for worst case scenario.......

Not to mention/take into account.....Age related foibles of vehicle or battery ...............

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#6 2021-01-21 09:40:02

Tranzformer
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Registered: 2020-12-05
Posts: 63

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

kenbw2 wrote:
vaz2121 wrote:

Funny thing I noticed  Our 306 with a DW8  fitted is of an intermediate size ..........
Must be a packaging/Cost thing..........

I swapped out my 75Ah battery for a 45Ah one so I could squeeze my leisure battery alongside, never had an issue

Now that is a good idea to save space from having to have the leisure battery in the back of the van.

So you have the leisure battery and a smaller battery under the bonnet - in the battery compartment? No issues with them them kenbw2?

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#7 2021-01-21 12:09:49

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,073

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

Tranzformer wrote:

So you have the leisure battery and a smaller battery under the bonnet - in the battery compartment? No issues with them them kenbw2?

For some inspiration and to steal some good ideas..........

Have a look at tee-cee's previous Camper Van build...........
He managed a re-route of washer bottle filler and the installation of a leisure battery on the Drivers side of the mk1 van in the engine bay......

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#8 2021-01-21 13:27:11

Tranzformer
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Registered: 2020-12-05
Posts: 63

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

@vaz2121
Will do.
Cheers bud.

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#9 2021-01-21 20:27:30

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,786

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

vaz2121 wrote:
Tranzformer wrote:

So you have the leisure battery and a smaller battery under the bonnet - in the battery compartment? No issues with them them kenbw2?

For some inspiration and to steal some good ideas..........

Have a look at tee-cee's previous Camper Van build...........
He managed a re-route of washer bottle filler and the installation of a leisure battery on the Drivers side of the mk1 van in the engine bay......

That or rewire a universal bottle in. I was thinking can the air filter be removed for a smaller neater K&N for more battery space if sticking a leisure in. Or can the gel ones be mounted sideways as if keeping the double seat there is a lot of wasted space under there. I keep a trolley jack under mine but im not a camper.

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#10 2021-01-21 22:31:15

Tranzformer
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Registered: 2020-12-05
Posts: 63

Re: dispatch battery 1.9 2009

@vaz2121
'if keeping the double seat there is a lot of wasted space under there. I keep a trolley jack under mine but im not a camper',

Ah yes that is another great place to house a leisure battery!

Good thinking Batman.

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