ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter
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Thread: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter
Message: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter
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From: Allan Krosner <t28driver at nccn.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 01:39:04 UTC
You could have a wiring problem. Possibly a bad wire from the battery to the starter, or a bad ground on the battery to ground wire. I have had both of these problems in one of my airplanes. Allan Krosner Kathy Lankford wrote: > Seems like I just bought that new Concord gel cell and it's already > pretty dead. The last one didn't last long either - maybe two years if I > eke the very last out of it. For the last six months, even with a full > charge, I have to bump the prop against the compression stroke three or > four times before it finally goes all the way over. I can get it over > compression twice, and if the engine hasn't caught by then, it has to be > pushed back to the hangar for charging. > > I've seen a battery that's older than dirt starting a Piper Archer. Is > there some reason to expect such a short life on a Decathlon battery? > Has anyone tried switching to a light weight starter, and does it help? > > Kathy > > ________________________________________________________________ > GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! > Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! > Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: > http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.