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On a deisel p/u (ford f250 with 6.0 v8 deisel)is one battery the primary and the other one the secondary? During warm weather, which is all the time here in Phoenix, can I remove one battery. I really dom't think it takes 1600 cca to start it. Could I remove one of the 800 cca batteries. The average morning start temp here is 50 to 80 deg F. If I remove one does it matter which and what do I do with the extrs cables

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Diesel starters work a lot harder than gas. Diesels have a much higher compression than a gas engine, usually at least double and that is why your truck has 2 batteries. Removing one is not a good idea and will not save you any time or money. If the truck will start, doing so on one battery will lead to premature failure and could damage your starter. Removing a battery will also impair your preheating system because it works like a stove element, converting electricity to heat. Leave both batteries in the truck and hooked up. Hope this helps.

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