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Battery fail after about 4 years
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:05:30 PM »
So a reasonable run from the battery in the old girl. Given she spent about 6 weeks in the snow between the factory and the dock, quite a good effort I guess.

A new battery is needed.

Anyone have any strong opinions as to whether or not I should Holla for a Marshall, dial 1300 NRMA, hit up Repco or SCA or the like? and why that option?

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 08:34:43 PM »
I get around 8 years out of the yellow top Optima.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 08:53:08 AM »
I get around 8 years out of the yellow top Optima.

Wow! I didn't even know that was possible. I will have a look for one.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 10:01:29 PM »
They are pretty good, but cost around double the price of a standard lead acid battery.  They don't like the maintenance battery chargers either, but if its a daily driver, that won't matter much.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 01:07:34 PM »
My normal batteries i get 7-8 years out off them usually a delkor or ac delco, but the best i have had was a Yuasa battery normally standard in Toyota land cruisers it lasted for 10 years.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 06:57:44 PM »
I had a Yuasa in my work truck.  It was good for pretty close to 10yo when it died.
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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 03:52:00 PM »
They are pretty good, but cost around double the price of a standard lead acid battery.  They don't like the maintenance battery chargers either, but if its a daily driver, that won't matter much.

That's a point. This is no longer a Daily Drive. It's a every other month kinda thing now.

Dry cells don't like chargers?

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 03:53:42 PM »
Yuasa battery

Batery world offered me a Yuasa for about $240. Lead Acid. I might have to revisit that. Thanks.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 06:13:27 PM »
Repco 30% off battries this weekend.
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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2019, 09:15:44 PM »
I had an old Autolite battery that had lost a cell emptied and a new smaller battery fitted inside as you see in the pic. The top was glued back on and it is now like a new Autolite.




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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 12:16:52 AM »
Supercharge Gold.  3 year warranty and I've not had one fail on me yet (oldest one I have is around 5 years).

Normal lead acid construction so no hassles with trickle chargers, etc. and don't cost a bomb.
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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2019, 12:56:55 AM »
I had an old Autolite battery that had lost a cell emptied and a new smaller battery fitted inside as you see in the pic. The top was glued back on and it is now like a new Autolite.





I like that. Well done.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 10:59:47 AM »
Just returned from month long trip o/s and after 5 weeks of no touch the battery on my 2017 GT is dead.

Couldn't charge it in the car - my C-Tek charger couldn't get a good grip on the terminals - so had to take it out of the car. Charging now, but we'll see how it goes.

FYI on the Yuasa recommendation - for a 2015+ the battery code is DIN53L MF.  They are available from Battery World, and at my local one is only $175.  I'll get one if the OEM one doesn't play ball.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2019, 08:04:43 AM »
Just returned from month long trip o/s and after 5 weeks of no touch the battery on my 2017 GT is dead.

Couldn't charge it in the car - my C-Tek charger couldn't get a good grip on the terminals - so had to take it out of the car. Charging now, but we'll see how it goes.

FYI on the Yuasa recommendation - for a 2015+ the battery code is DIN53L MF.  They are available from Battery World, and at my local one is only $175.  I'll get one if the OEM one doesn't play ball.

Shane

P.S. Battery World canned the Yuasa when I rang them - said they are now made in China and are rubbish, so they don't stock them. She then went on to try and sell me a Varta for about $300.

I decided to give the OEM one a try again, and eventually got it going after charging it twice out of the car. It has been fine ever since.

However, when I was at the Ford dealership for a service I asked them about a replacement expecting a high price. But to my surprise they quoted $219 for a replacement with at least 590CCA - and told me that Ford Aus has just gone to using Century.

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Re: Battery fail after about 4 years
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2019, 04:36:21 PM »
Ford Australia will be using whatever they can get the cheapest deal on unfortunately. Their switch will have nothing to do with quality. :ouch: :ouch: :ouch: :ouch: :ouch:
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