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nathan

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battery replacement 6.9
« on: 02 February 2021, 11:19 PM »
whist working on my 123 280te restoration for the last couple of years, not much has been needed on the 6.9.  then on the weekend I went to start it and dead as a dodo. not even the jumper kit got it going. wiser heads suggested it wasn't the starter and could be a completely dead battery so off I went and got one.  I did ask about Varta, but the guy noted Varta were now owned by Delcor anyway and made in South Korea!  my battery was about 7 years old so anything is better than that. I was glad to see not rust on my battery tray underneath after I redid the engine bay a few years ago. getting the locking plate on the battery is a real bugger in the 6.9, not much room at all.
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nathan

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Re: battery replacement 6.9
« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2021, 11:20 PM »
this is the current state of the 280te, time to turn it over very soon
(geez, id forgotten what a nuisance compressing shots to <1mb can be!)
« Last Edit: 02 February 2021, 11:25 PM by nathan »
6.9 79 #6436
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6.9 78 #4764
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adamb

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Re: battery replacement 6.9
« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2021, 01:44 PM »
A good battery should last that long. Some years ago I virtually totally eliminated any draw on the battery while off. The biggest drain was the original Hirschmann aerial which has been replaced by a new Hirschmann aerial. The original was black which suited the white car just fine but since the car has changed to a dark colour a chrome one looks way better. The battery on my 6.9 is approaching a decade old. Great job on the W123. Sadly I have no room left for more toys or projects.