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Starterand batteries.........

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by K10ANDYKHAMNIC, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    Which is better the late model geared or the old style ? Will 1 red top optima start my truck consistently ?
     
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    The gear reduction style is better.
    1 battery might start it but not consistently.
     
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    1 good battery will be fine. I have one giant optima yellow top with 900 cca in my trail truck and it starts it just fine every time.
     
  4. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Cool thanks guys . How much did everyone else pay for their 28mt gear reduction starter ?
     
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    I run a pair of AC Delco 1000 CCA batteries and the 28MT. I've also noticed the 28MT's have come down in price alot. I paid well over $300 for a Bosch Remanned 28MT with a 5 year warranty.

    I also did the heavy gauge battery cables with soldered connections.

    Rene
     
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    FWIW, i run 2 exide 950 cca batteries (same thing as a red top) and have heavy guage wires soldered and whatnot, and the stock starter - it starts up amazingling fast. faster than any gas engine i've ever started.
     
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    In your climate, 1 battery will turn that starter I sold you (old style) for a long time. I used only one battery in my truck in 10 degree weather with no problems using that starter. Just run 2 ga cables to a top post battery and keep the glow plugs in good shape. I melted a few side post terminals off the battery :doah:
     
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    I bought a 28mt and a new exide orbital / optima knock off same price deep cycle battery , works great and now my truck even runs !:D
     

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