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comment What problems may occur if clutch is not used?
@Iszi @Alex right, there's no clutch in mountain bike :-)
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accepted Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
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comment Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
Asked it here: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/372/…
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asked How to assess battery charge level and alternator performance?
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comment Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
Thanks for the insightful and thorough answer! Perhaps this should be a separate question, but, any tips on how to assess battery charge level?
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comment Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
This aligns with my experience. For my car, manufacturer specifies battery with 490A CCA. The dying battery I'm about to replace has just 450A written on its side--and probably even less in reality as it's old and (ab-)used. In -20°C mornings it is barely able to start the engine. I'll make sure the new battery exceeds the 490A minimum.
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comment Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
Thanks for advice. Checking prices--Optima Red costs $270 here in Latvia. Realistically I don't expect to own this car for more than 2-3 years, so I'm hesitant to invest that much in battery. OTOH though, if the battery outlives several cars, it could indeed pay off. Guess I'll do my homework on gel batteries!
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