Hey guys, I was given a used old starter. But it did not have a battery. Is that something I can pick up at a walmart or car store?
Is there a certian battery model number I should be looking for???
Any help would be great. Hoping to buy it local and save a few bucks.
Mine uses the same battery like you’d find in a lawn mower. It is a standard size.
If it’s the self contained model look for an Interstate SP-40. It’s 340 cca which is a little more than the standard lawnmower battery. Be sure you have a good size gauge on the wires connecting it all. While mine is not self contained I use that battery with some longer welding cables. It spins over everything from a yammie to a 250 single with plenty to spare. Maintain it properly and they are good for 2 to 3 years.
to help with your battery research, this the link to the Coleman site. http://www.colemanstarters.com/.
The Coleman battery that is sitting on my bench that came out of a mini-starter measures 5 7/8 (w) x 3 5/16 (D) x 4 1/4 (H). Not sure if the older type starters took a larger battery.
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Ok, so I went to Autozone and they were trying to sell me a $80 battery. How much should I be paying for a battery?? Is $50 about right or should I be able to find one cheaper?
I just don’t want to buy the wrong battery. If someone could post a part number for one or a link or two I would greatly appriciate it.
My starter is kinda old. It looks a little like this style. It’s not this one but looks kinda like it. http://ekartingnews.com/forums/topic/kart-starter-old-style-coleman-starter/
Interstate battery part# SP-40 or it’s equivelent.
Batteries are like tires. You get what you pay for.
Compare the cca’s (cold cranking amps). The higher the better.
You might also try at Walmart or Tractor Supply.
I have the same starter.
Napa P# 8229 the Lawn and Garden Battery is what I have in mine. $50
Starts my KT100, Animal and PRD Fireball(when needed).
That will work too. All the companies use many different part numbers but there is a generic group number for them all. You are looking for a group U1.
Thanks guys. I was thinking something more like this battery.
It would be a lot lighter and my kids could use it to start the kart without being to heavy.
Would this be ok ???
Look into Shorai lithium ion batteries. They cost a bit more but you can find good buys on ebay. They are very light, pack a punch, environmentally friendly, fast charging, and hold a charge for over a year.
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