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comment How can you use the headlights to tell the quality of your battery?
@JPhi that's a really good point. Not to mention that most car batteries (if I'm not mistaken) all produce the same amount of volts. So really, putting in a 'bigger' battery essentially means putting in a battery than can handle a large amperage being pulled on it, which is pretty safe. Still, though, I always err on the side of caution when I'm changing up electrical circuits, b/c that stuff can kill you dead pretty quick.
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comment How can you use the headlights to tell the quality of your battery?
Ah hah, yea so if you replace a bad battery with a good one you should see the headlights dim less. But again, it's a pretty hard measurement to make. Could you tell if your faucet ran a bit faster when you put in a low-flush toilet?
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comment How can you use the headlights to tell the quality of your battery?
Yea, that's a fair assumption to make, however the battery isn't really our main pipe, the battery is the pump that is pumping the water through the pipe. The pipe is analogous to your wire - bigger pipe is equivalent to larger gauge wire. I would be hesitant to add a larger battery b/c I wouldn't know if the rest of the circuit could handle the higher current. I.e. if I doubled the pressure in my pipe, would the pipe burst?
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answered Brake Mean Effective Pressure, how is this an effective measurement tool for engines?
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answered How can you use the headlights to tell the quality of your battery?
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comment Does intermittent starting difficulty indicate alternator or starter?
The OP didn't really say that it ran fine. He said he had 'no problems' driving to work, but that's not to say that it was not running sluggish. Besides, these were simply fallback suggestions, in the case that the alternator, battery, and starter are all fine.
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