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348ts battery charging/jumping

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by rogerm2450, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. rogerm2450

    rogerm2450 Rookie

    Mar 25, 2005
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    Harrisburg PA
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    Roger Morgenthal
    I have a newly acquired 1992 348ts that needs either a jump start or preferably battery charging after sitting in the garage for a while--perhaps the battery is old and should be replaced, but that's not the immediate issue. I read the owner's manual that came with the car and downloaded the one from the Ferrari Owner's site, but I still am not sure where in the engine compartment to connect a charger or jump cables. The battery lives in the left front area, so it makes sense that there must be somewhere in the engine compartment to do these things. I would appreciate any help you could give. Are there any good books that one can use to learn more about maintaining and servicing Ferraris? I really don't see a lot of helpful troubleshooting information in the official manual.
     
  2. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 29, 2001
    16,694
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    Hugh G. Rection
    There are tons of threads on batteries, jump starting and battery tenders. There is a search function in the upper left hand corner of the page.

    Here is a post I made on battery tenders...

    http://70.85.40.84/~ferrari/forum/showpost.php?p=134446870&postcount=5

    If you get the battery tender, you will never have to jump start your car again. If the battery is more than four years old, I would go ahead and replace it. You need a size Group 34R.
     
  3. BULL RUN

    BULL RUN Formula 3

    Dec 18, 2004
    1,665
    In the engine compartment there is a battery bus on the right side, it's near the fender on top easy to spot. connect charger positive to it and negative to a good ground. That's it. BTW there are other alternatives to battery tender, I use the charge cube. works great. www.quickchargestore.com.
     
  4. tclark

    tclark Formula Junior

    Jun 4, 2004
    602
    Mechanicsburg, PA
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    Tom Clark
    Hey Roger,
    Nice to see another 348 owner in the area. I'm in New Cumberland.
    Welcome aboard! Absolutely get yourself a battery tender.
     
  5. rogerm2450

    rogerm2450 Rookie

    Mar 25, 2005
    6
    Harrisburg PA
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    Roger Morgenthal
    I appreciate everyone's comments, and a battery tender is on order. It's nice to have a resource like Ferrari Chat!
     

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