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Today they’ve delivered my ’brand new‘ U3000. I know there is a lot of work to it before turning it to an expedition vehicle.

However I was disappointed to see that the key was stuck in the cilinder and it was impossible to turn or to get the key out of the cilinder. So I wasn’t able to test the motor.

Because I can’t get the key out of the cilinder, I can’t put any WD40 In the cilinder.

Any idea how this newbie can fix this over the weekend?

Ivan
 

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My u2150 with the newer dash, power is required for the ignition lock cylinder to turn as well as removing the key. My truck has a manual master battery disconnect switch which sometimes I forget to turn on and remember right when I try starting my truck ;-)
 

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I'll look for new batteries to replace these old ones. Currently there are two 12V batteries of 71Ah with a dimension of 17 x 17,5 x 27,5cm (height x width x length). Would you recommend similar batteries with similar Ah? Which batteries would you recommend?

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I'll look for new batteries to replace these old ones. Currently there are two 12V batteries of 71Ah with a dimension of 17 x 17,5 x 27,5cm (height x width x length). Would you recommend similar batteries with similar Ah? Which batteries would you recommend?

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If I'm correct, you're from Belgium, so there is a massive choice of batteries on European market.
I don't think in your country, you have to deal with cold winters, but the more cranking power the better, your truck has a diesel engine after all.
Something of the same size, same poles configuration with same or better Ah and reliable brand (good warranty) would get you started.
 

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Not sure if you get them over there - optima blue top or optima yellow top.
best starter batteries I can think off, they take a lot of abuse and can be revived after being flat for a long time.
 
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