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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
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Recently while camping I checked the voltage in the camper battery with the built in battery volt test system. (nothing super advanced) But the night before when I tested it, it showed around 100%. Now it was at less that 25%. I went out and found a loose ground clamp on the batt. Now I know that I tightened that sucker up when I put it in just a few day's and a 1000 miles ago. But, it showed me what one lack luster connection could do.
So what I would do if I was you is check out the Big 3 upgrade-http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0l-performance-parts-discussion/278619-lookin-4-big-3-upgrade-pics.htmlIt just insures you have adequate grounding and power.
The “Big 3” upgrade is a swap or addition to these three cables:
1) Alternator positive cable that runs to the positive terminal of the battery
2) Negative battery cable that runs from the battery to the vehicles chassis
3) Chassis grounding cable that runs to the engine block
Use #1 or welding wire for this job. On our trucks I suggest running one ground to the engine and one to the frame, then ground the cab to the engine or the frame.
I would also invest in those little green and red battery acid killin donuts. And it also wouldn't hurt to pull your starter and have it tested.
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