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    D4 - Lithium AUX battery under the bonnet.

    Interesting.

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    I asked similar question 2 months back. Here is link to thread.

    Replacing cranking and yellow top battery with Lithium's?

    I'm sticking with AGM for the present BUT, I am taking a trip to Mt Tamborine at the back of the Gold Coast TOMORROW ( as chance would have it which is where DCS is based), the 15th Jan. I was going to drop into DCS as well.

    If anyone want's me to ask DCS any specific questions for them, ask tonight and I'll enquire on your behalf.

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    Hmmm, maximum temperature operating range 80C.

    This is much higher than the normal 60C, but could get marginal in hot weather.

    There is a scientific test of Lithium batteries which show a much shorter life when they are stored at high temperature. I guess it would depend on the amount of use the car got. Probably a round OZ trip wouldn't help the battery much but occasional use would be OK.
    Very expensive at $1450 on their site .
    Regards PhilipA

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    To be economical you need them to last at least 3 times a lead acid battery. So 10 years+.
    Under the bonnet is most probably one of the worst environments for a battery. Lithiums especially don't like heat.
    I haven't got a problem with the batteries. I have 2x 100ah DCS batteries behind the second row of seats and an AGM starter under the bonnet.
    I thought about under the bonnet for the DCS but went for behind the seats for increased life span.
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    I posted that pic up a while ago in another thread.

    I went through it all and stuck with AGM,the costs, just didnt add up.

    Anyway,time to grab some popcorn before Tim logs in
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    I posted that pic up a while ago in another thread.

    I went through it all and stuck with AGM,the costs, just didnt add up.

    Anyway,time to grab some popcorn before Tim logs in
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    I posted that pic up a while ago in another thread.

    I went through it all and stuck with AGM,the costs, just didnt add up.

    Anyway,time to grab some popcorn before Tim logs in
    Nope, keeping out of this one.

    I must be honest, I like these types of threads, because people get to see the REAL costs and I then end up with a run of orders.

    I will be interested in what the OP reports back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJeffster View Post
    Pic of the week hey DJ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivesafe View Post
    I will be interested in what the OP reports back!
    Hi Folks and first off, my apologies to the OP, he was not visiting Tamborine Mountain, it was actually Briar who was planning the visit.


    To that end, any update on your visit Briar?

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