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Old 04-06-2002, 13:59   #1 (permalink)
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What would be a good car battery to get?

Need to know cos mine is losing charge and not properly recharging after getting it tested at the last service.

I bought a Bosch one last time from Kmart.
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Old 04-06-2002, 14:06   #2 (permalink)
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We only buy Exide batteries, so far the one we have has lasted about 2 and a half years, the one before that one was an Exide and lasted about 4 years. We had a Bosch battery in the VL and it lasted a year before it died, it's now got an Exide in it

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Old 04-06-2002, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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Yep I also have an Exide now. It cost well over $100 but at the time I was desperate because my car was barely running with the old battery - it was night time and I couldn't even use my parking lights.

With 550 cranking amps and an inbuilt battery charge indicator, it seems to be lacking in no area.
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Old 04-06-2002, 16:19   #4 (permalink)
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i got a century one. i spent around $100 on it, and it was the highest capacity one for the price...
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Old 04-06-2002, 16:25   #5 (permalink)
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Mates. Alot of batteries have the same codes on them but different stickers/brands. Check the codes and then compare different brand prices for the same codes. It doesn't matter about the brand if the code is the same.

I have found that a really good cheapish battery that you can't go wrong with is the N70ZZ (N70Z). This is commonly called a TRUCK, TRACTOR, 4X4 battery and it had alot of grunt. This battery is perfect for running amps/ stereos when the engine is off and still having enough power to start the engine. I know this for a fact as I had a old battery that was 10 years old (N70ZZ) and when i had it tested it read -10 the scale is (-10 - 10) and the only reason it still started the big 4.5lt engine is because it is a big battery and has alot of presence.

That's what i would reccomend. It is a maitence battery, but most of us ford fans would consider it sensible to check fluid levels every week/month!

A HINT: check to see if the battery will fit in the holder before buying it or have it installed professionally!

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Old 04-06-2002, 22:34   #6 (permalink)
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Re: batteries

oi buddy check your alternator diode pack and drive belt, or alternator itself.....batteries dont usually just refuse to charge up if they have sufficient electrolyte.

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