Battery/Starter Cable size

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by spressomon, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

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    Does anyone know what guage diameter ("0", "2", "4", etc.) the positive starter wire (runs from the battery to the starter) and the negative starter wire is for a stock '99 100? As I am discovering if you want to upgrade to a gel type battery (Orbital in my case) a little creative rewiring is necessary.
     
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    I believe 4 gauge. But If you are upgrading, might as go all the way and do 2 gauge, or 1/0.

    your local stereo shop should be able to hook you up. flex loom and zip ties would be some added safety measures.
     
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    I thought about going larger wire...can you access the starter's wire lug without the huge job of pulling the intake manifold & such? I don't have an FSM...probably need to get one soon :rolleyes:
     
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    It looks like the only way to get to the starter cables is from the top by removing the intake manifold. etc. Is this correct?
     
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