Connecting batteries together in a pinch? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 01-08-2014, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Connecting batteries together in a pinch?

I had a buddy tell me that if you try to start your diesel and it's turning slow that you can use a jumper cable to connect the 2 batteries and sometimes it's enough to turn the truck over, kind of like jumping but not as effective.
Is this true or does it help?

Dave
lexinator02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-08-2014, 05:11 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ynpmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Centerport, PA
Posts: 359
Thanks: 8
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I believe the batteries are already hooked together in parallel, so his suggestion makes no change electrically.

SOLD - 2003 Excursion 6.0L 4x4
ynpmoose is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-08-2014, 07:10 AM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
^^^ this, the logic does not compute unless you have a bad connection or bad wires

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
351fifty is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-13-2014, 10:50 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
codyd5051's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Lol. They are already linked in parallel. Won't help at all. If it won't start you may require a jump and or new batteries/alternator.

2000 CCSB F350 7.3, Homemade BOF, Rebuilt trans w/ Trans Go Shift Kit and "HD" TC, In line trans filtration, Tru-Cool Max, Rotella 5W40, 4'' Exhaust, K&N intake (unfortunately), Ranch Hand Legend. 240k miles. Cooper M+S tires.
codyd5051 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Like said, the batteries are already wired together in parallel. I believe your buddy is referring to using jumper cables to connect them in series, which would give you 24 volts, rather than 12, and would likely fry all of your electronics, including your trucks computer system. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!!

2008 Ford F-250 6.4l Powerstroke, crew cab, 4x4

2013 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited, 2.5" lift

1978 Jeep CJ-7, 304 V8, 3 speed manual, 4" lift, 33's
Foulplay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome