My point was! If the positive was not hooked up and he hooked up the ground first, it would mean there was a back feed somewhere. If the positive was hooked up, then your right on the dead short or even a bad switch.Key switch was on or you have a short somewhere. It should not do that, regardless of whether or not the positive cable was hooked up first.
Sorry I just saw this yes it was a direct replacement, and has been working fine! I also had some harness damage from the PO that I repaired.jkreutner - As you see with all differnet setups, #1 issues slow cranking especially in cold weather.
I have been able to start at 18F in the winter without heating the coolant with my 350CCA battery and the starter/glowplug mods.
jknight - I like your battery setup. What Odyssey battery part# did you used?
- Found adding a battery to engine ground on my #1 did not make any difference. Both my 782's have
two ground cables. Battery to chassis and chassis to engine endplate.
akiszka - My #2 replace defective OEM VR with a Kumar copy. OK for charging the battery but it gets very hot with the PTO and headlights engaged. Have been think of replace head lamps with LED's and adding rear work lights. Is the Grasshopper VR a direct replacement?
Rig a back feed thru a bad relay or safety switch, leave the positive off, touch the ground and watch the sparks. If you don't know how to do that, I'll be more than happy to fill you in on the details.Matt is absolutely correct, it makes no difference as to which cable is hooked up first. The circuit is open until both cables are connected.
However, from a safety perspective on a negative ground system the positive cable needs to be connected first then covered to prevent accidentally contact with it while hooking up the negative cable. Should you hook the negative cable up first there is a risk of the wrench coming in contact with the frame providing a direct short across the battery. Worst case the battery can explode, you can lose a finger if you are wearing a ring and it connects between the wrench and ground.