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Only Use Calcium Batteries On Fords....true Or False?


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#1 duckson

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:09 PM

I have recently got a 2002 Focus 1.8TDCi which had the battery changed last September to a "standard" lead-acid type rather than what Ford state use which is a Lead-calcium type (Fords since 1997 i believe).
(not to mention it seem underrated for a 1.8 diesel, 510CCA when stock is 590CCA).

Is the use of a none calcium battery likely to cause problems and has anyone used a normal lead-acid none calcium battery on their Ford with no issues?

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

the smart charge can dump up to 18 volts into the battery, a "normal" battery won't like being charged the same as a calcium battery because it could lead to gassing and could go bang.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:37 PM

Ok, has there been any reports of this happening though?

The "normal" Lead-acid battery has been fitted to my Focus for 6 months.


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