Battery Clamp Bolt

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Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:52 am

Anyone know what size/thread the battery clamp bolt is please, the one which bolts into the battery tray captive nut.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by stevemarl » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am

Paul,
it should be just an M8. (Going off the 13mm head) I can check thread later?
Edit: it is just a standard M8 bolt, coarse (1.25mm pitch), 30mm long. If you want I can send you one this afto?

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:44 am

Thanks for response Steve. I have tried a couple of standard bolts which I have but nothing seemed 'right' so was just going to pop to the hardware shop if I could ascertain what it should be to see if they had any.

Edit: just seen your edit :) If you are sure you don't mind Steve that would be magic, thanks! No rush.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by stevemarl » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:54 am

Yep, I`ll get that off now. (It could be that the captive nut has been corroded or cross-threaded in the past, in which case it may need `chasing` with a tap? I`ll lend you a tap in case, should be able to grip with pliers, if it`s too tricky, a holder will only be a couple of quid on ebay. )

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am

I do have a tap & die set so I should be ok with that, but thanks Steve. Yes I did think it may be gunked up, will see when I try the proper size bolt now :)

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by stevemarl » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am

pbar wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am
I do have a tap & die set
Preparedness - this is what we like to see!!! OK, shouod be there tomorrow.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:23 am

stevemarl wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am
pbar wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am
I do have a tap & die set
Preparedness - this is what we like to see!!! OK, shouod be there tomorrow.
Thanks again! :) Messing with cars is one of the things keeping me sane with what's happening.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by stevemarl » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:39 am

Yep, I`m with you there!!!

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by Paul G » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:42 am

When you finally fit the new bolt run a bit of Copperslip around the threads to stop it rusting up again when you go to remove it.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am

Paul G wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:42 am
When you finally fit the new bolt run a bit of Copperslip around the threads to stop it rusting up again when you go to remove it.
Thank you Paul, good advice as always. Actually I am fitting a little something else to one of the spare holes, but yes copper grease is great advice, do that a lot.

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:33 pm

What a nice result glad it’s sorted also like the tip on the copper grease never thought of that
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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:19 am

Thank you Steve, arrived yesterday, spot on as always. Look forward to seeing you again soon, if we can find anywhere open, and safe!

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Re: Battery Clamp Bolt

Post by stevemarl » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:45 am

That`s good! I was thinking maybe Marple, Sunday, as could be last chance before it really sets in? I`ll mail later. (always assuming it`s even open?)

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