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PostSubject: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyThu Jan 04, 2024 2:04 pm

Hi, everybody!

I start my `99 once or twice a week , and I disconnect the battery every time after i let the engine run for 10 mins or so.
Something is draining the battery and in 2-3 months the battery goes weaker and weaker. Have a brand new Duralast GOLD in . I disconnect it, but still ...... couldn`t start the car last night. The battery wasn`t completely dead, it spun the engine but very weakly ,not enough to fire it.
I`m asking here for some info help!
Does anybody know anything about these new JUMP STARTERS. I hear they are good. It`s a small box you charge at home and just connect + to + and - to - and then just start the car.
Which brand is good and which to avoid buyin`?

Any info help is appreciated.
THANKS.

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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyFri Jan 05, 2024 12:47 pm

https://www.caranddriver.com/car-accessories/g42569313/best-jump-starters-tested/

I keep my batteries on trickle chargers, whether they are connected or not. It's the only thing that keeps them alive.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyFri Jan 05, 2024 4:24 pm

Thanks Jack.

Which one do you use?
Which jump starter do you think I should go for? Maybe JnC 325...

Thanks for replying
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptySat Jan 06, 2024 10:57 pm

I don't have a jump starter. I've got a CTEK trickle charger and an Optima trickle charger. Mine are older models and don't appear to be available anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptySun Jan 07, 2024 4:27 am

alright thanks.
How much CCA do we need to start a Riv? ...was it 450?
Now i`m thinking more of maybe JNC-345
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptySun Jan 07, 2024 7:12 pm

Here's a starter Autoblog is pushing today - Link
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyTue Jan 09, 2024 11:02 pm

stan wrote:
alright thanks.
How much CCA do we need to start a Riv? ...was it 450?
Now i`m thinking more of maybe JNC-345

450 (or so) is the minimum specification for a battery that's in service to be called "still good" for the Riv.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyWed Jan 10, 2024 4:36 am

thanks albert.

Yeah... 450 cca thought so.
I`m still thinking which one to get. I think JnC-345 .They are like $200 now
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyWed Jan 10, 2024 7:24 pm

stan wrote:
thanks albert.

Yeah... 450 cca thought so.
I`m still thinking which one to get. I think JnC-345 .They are like $200 now

Some years ago I noticed my Riv was starting a bit slowly, I asked the local GM dealer one afternoon when they didn't look all that busy to connect a meter to it and see what they could find.  The battery basically had *no* (calculated) CCAs, was doing around 100 cranking amps.  

What I learned was they will start and run with a fairly badly worn battery, or if there is good current on as little as 9-some o=volts (two compromised cells) but they won't run well, the sensors will lie like rugs, and if the weather is cold enough you're hosed.  

Speaking of hose, for $30 you can get a tool from BMW that is used to start spark plugs in deep wells, essentially it's a rubber tue that looks kind of lie a hose that will hold onto the ceramic such that if you cross thread the plug it won't go in.   Seems to me the thing to do is get a length, 18" or so, of rubber hose from your fave auto parts store that fits snug but not tight on a spark plug insulator, and use that, it won't cost you $35 or whatever.  Sheesh.


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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyThu Jan 11, 2024 11:00 pm

Thanks albert.
Now I don't know what to do. Get a rubber hose or just get a jumper. Maybe I'll ask what they think of those rubber hose things at the local Autozone.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyThu Jan 18, 2024 11:26 am

Here is what I use. It'll jump a large V8 and probably anything else.
Also handy for charging USB items like smartphone, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptyThu Jan 18, 2024 5:07 pm

Jump Starter 71Pf4wV8zmL


Thanks Aaron, i was thinking more like JNC-345 it gives you up to 4000 Amps, but now im thinking also like your NOCO. Which one to get?
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptySat Jan 20, 2024 3:57 pm

Stan, the JNC345 is technically more capable based on its specs and reviews. It's also $74 more than my NOCO. But I still prefer the NOCO for what I need.

The NOCO ($100) is small enough to fit in the glove box, and it will fully recharge in 3 hours. I've confirmed it will actually start a 6L V8, which is what it claims it can do. It comes in a nice bag that I find handy.

The JNC345 is bigger with longer cables, and claims to start up to 10L V8 engines. It's probably something better stowed in the trunk, or throw on the floor when you need it. Manual says it takes up to 6 hours to fully recharge.

Both units say they can provide up to 20 starts on a single charge, which is amazing. Can't go wrong with either one!

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'05 GTO 6.0L • 6-spd • 95k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26

'95 Celica GT 2.2L • 5-spd • 165k miles • 0-60: yes

'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'70 Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 455cid • 116k miles
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PostSubject: Re: Jump Starter   Jump Starter EmptySun Jan 28, 2024 11:55 pm

..... just to let you know everybody, what's going on here.
I'm still thinking which one to get. So far I think I'll buy the JNC - 345 version. It's a little bit more powerful, but does it really matter?? 😁😁
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