Thread: Deka Bettery 4tec
10-23-2010, 09:34 PM #1
Deka Bettery 4tec
Has anyone installed a Deka ETX30LA? Did it fit with any modification? It is an AGM battery, so no venting or leaking.
The battery in the GTI has some sort of leak. Last two winterizations I have been scrubbing acid out. It doesn't leak bad, just damp under the tray. First year I thought I forgot to connect the vent hose, this year I know it was connected. I read up on the Odyssey's but none of them seem to fit with out any modification. I like easy. The Riva battery doesn't say it is an AGM. Thinking of just getting two and replacing the one in my RXP.
10-23-2010, 09:46 PM #2
I use Deka's in everything, and have had no problems...
10-23-2010, 10:19 PM #3
Im pretty sure its a little short youll have to wedge something in there
10-24-2010, 01:09 AM #4
Does anyone know if the Riva batteries sold in the store are AGM? You would think for the price it is, but you never know...it might have gold inside to justify the cost
I'm leaning towards this one if the Riva is not AGM
Made by Deka, same battery as the Deka I linked to above. Same dimension, which is shorter and fatter than OEM.
10-24-2010, 06:53 AM #5
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- SE Texas
I revently installed an Odessy in our GTX. length and width fit the OEM tray but it is about 3/4" short. I added a wooden plate on top, under the mounting. I also added a piece of flat rubber under the wooden block to help keep it frmol slipping. I suspect that the Deka won't fit exactly, but a shim on the side/top should secure it with the factory mount.
If you need to shim on the side, suggest that you fasten it to the factory mount to prevent it from slipping any.
10-24-2010, 08:34 AM #6
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10-24-2010, 10:39 AM #10
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- May 2008
- Elephant Butte New Mexico
the Deka bttery ( if you order the correct one) comes with a plastic spacer to bring the height up to that of the stock battery bracket. You can't beat the warranty that Deka offers. Auto zone and a few other vendors sell them as OEM ( Deka brands them for these vendors) samebattery, but I elieve the autozone version only has a one year warranty.
One thing however..leave it connected over the off season and run the battery flat, the warranty flies out he window. The seadoo dess system will run it flat over several motnhs. Just disconnect the negative lead when you're done for the seaon and the battery will have plenty of power left for a first day startup.
You do have to use an AGM rated charger to top these up if you need to.
The thing I liek the best about deka outside of everything else is the battery terminal setup..no nuts to fall between thge hull and gas tank!..and with top and side mount threaded bosses..if you happen to bung one up you're not out of business.
oh yeah..american made too.
Not to diss the odyssey..I sell those too..but only in 16ah sizes. all my 4-tec batteries aare dekas.
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