I’ve always wished j had a bit more battery capacity in my 05 Honda Element. The stock battery had 410cca and 500 peak amps, group size 51R? After four years it was starting to occasionally have a hard time starting the car, and If I left the lights and radio on for even 20 min or so, I may have a hard time starting the car. So at that time I had the battery replaced with an interstate pro series with 500cca and 650 peak amps, also a series 51R, which in recent days has started to really show its age. This winter has had a couple of instances where the battery barely would start the car on a cold morning. So I decided to do a complete transplant. The following images detail my replacing the interstate battery with a group 35 battery from Costco: 650cca and 800 peak amps.
Interstate battery still installed.
I cut down the top of the j hook closest to the front of the engine compartment with a hack saw to prevent it hitting the hood.
I used a baking soda and water solution to scrub the corrosion off of the battery contacts before connecting the new battery.
Battery is finally all installed and ready to go! Total install time was about 30min or so, and I spent less than $100 on the entire project.
March 16, 2013 5 Comments
February 21, 2013 2 Comments
Ok so it’s either that or just a really geeky and resourceful dad who wants to keep an eye on his son while washing dishes in the next room. You make the call. Now if I could just get this kid to go to bed.
October 25, 2011 No Comments
October 5, 2011 1 Comment
2 years with a delis are coming to a close, and though I have had a great time with it, it is getting close to time to upgrade, and yes, I am glad I did not buy a Verizon iPhone when they first arrived, for the A5 processor as well as that the 4S is a world phone! Now I just have to justify the expense.
October 4, 2011 No Comments