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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Largest Odyssey battery for disco1?

Anyone know?
It doesn't look like a PC2150 is going to fit.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Jack, I have the Diehard version of the 2150 in my D1. Had to do a little bending of the a/c lines, but it fit. It's pretty tight though.

Seems there was a thread on Dweb talking about this. Im pretty sure it was Chapman that had a picture if his setup, and I based my decision off that. I had the same concerns you did.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Damn, really?
That's great.
I'd like to run the same battery.

My old set-up had Optima yellow tops in each corner which was great for weight distribution, but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Damn, really?
That's great.
I'd like to run the same battery.

My old set-up had Optima yellow tops in each corner which was great for weight distribution, but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.
I will try and get you a pic today. It is very tight though.

I do have the Tdi in my D1, but the battery tray and that corner didn't change. Still uses the same a/c lines as the v8.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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... but I would now prefer {snip} one big battery rather than two.

Out of curiosity, why the change in preference?
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Wasn't me. I have the Die Hard PM-2, which is equivalent to the Odyssey PC-1500 not the PC-2150. The PM-2 is a Group 34 battery and the PM-1 is a Group 31 which is much larger.

With that said, I think it's possible to fit a Odyssey PC-2150 or Die Hard PM-1 in the 1998+ Discovery. But this would require getting creative with the A/C lines and the radiator support on the passenger side.

One other option is to get the ECU remote location kit, install a Defender washer bottle in place of the battery, and install your new battery where the washer bottle was with a custom bracket/box. Sounds ghetto to me, but it could work if you wanted that battery like a fat kid wants a candy bar.

I have found the PM-2 to be sufficient, though. If not, there is always the jump-box.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Out of curiosity, why the change in preference?

Well I've always run two batteries in parallel as I don't go in for isolators and one big battery tends to behave even better. It's hard to get two batteries to live in true harmony and the PC2150 is such a beast it's better than even two lesser batteries put together.
I've been really happy with it in the 110.

And like you know, I'm a believer in jump boxes.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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And like you know, I'm a believer in jump boxes.

I learned from you to always have one around.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Wasn't me. I have the Die Hard PM-2, which is equivalent to the Odyssey PC-1500 not the PC-2150. The PM-2 is a Group 34 battery and the PM-1 is a Group 31 which is much larger.

With that said, I think it's possible to fit a Odyssey PC-2150 or Die Hard PM-1 in the 1998+ Discovery. But this would require getting creative with the A/C lines and the radiator support on the passenger side.

One other option is to get the ECU remote location kit, install a Defender washer bottle in place of the battery, and install your new battery where the washer bottle was with a custom bracket/box. Sounds ghetto to me, but it could work if you wanted that battery like a fat kid wants a candy bar.

I have found the PM-2 to be sufficient, though. If not, there is always the jump-box.

I stand corrected. It was your picture I was thinking if, just the wrong battery. This was the pic you sent me.


The PM1 fits fine albeit a little tight. I dont know if the radiator supports are different with the three hundy vs the v8. Perhaps that is why mine fit easier.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:07 AM
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Shit, Jack. I'm sorry. I was busy getting ready for a trip to DC and I forgot about the battery compartment picture.

I get back on Saturday, and I will remember
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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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....but I would now prefer an Odyssey and one big battery rather than two.

Are you sure about that?
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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Here are two photos. Please excuse the horrible Blackberry pics and the filthy engine bay.



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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Are you sure about that?

Yeah.
Did you have me confused with Rick?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:12 PM
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Yeah.
Did you have me confused with Rick?

Oh yeah, I forgot you have that self-healing alternator. You should be fine with a single battery.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Oh yeah, I forgot you have that self-healing alternator. You should be fine with a single battery.

I roll with a spare alternator in the disco and the 300Tdi will run for a week on battery, sucka.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:14 PM
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You're a tough sell. Catastrophic Odyssey failure? Jeeper steals your battery while you sleep? Both alternators fail? OK you can always borrow one of mine.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:26 PM
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You're a tough sell. Catastrophic Odyssey failure? Jeeper steals your battery while you sleep? Both alternators fail? OK you can always borrow one of mine.

Or call me on the Sat phone.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Old May 21st, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Again, I think you have me confused with Rick.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Jack, you decide on battery setup yet?
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:31 AM
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I'm going to go with the PM-1 and make it fit.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Sounds like some butchery is in store.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Post pics.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Jack, what came of the PM-1 installation in the D1?
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Old June 7th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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I chickened out and got the PM-2.

Of course, it's not even in the truck. It's just sitting on a shelf with all the other parts for the disco.
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