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Old 09-23-2009, 09:23 PM
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New battery time for me, before winter freezes the ones I have

So winter is getting close and it can get down into the -#'s here for a few weeks out of the winter and my batteries are talking to me by caroding the battery terminals pretty badly. I had to clean them last week because of all the junk growing on the terminals and I'm sure I need to battery terminals as the one that links to the driver's side battery is swelling, corroding and starting to come apart where the two batteries come together.
So my question is what do you guys recommend for batteries? Obviously the more cranking amps the better but what brand or brands and about how many cranking amps per battery?
Also does anyone know where I can buy replacement battery cables since I will be replacing these as soon as I can.
 
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Just put two new ones in from Wally last week. I was just thinking the same thing. Weather's been awesome lately, but reality check and the big freeze is coming soon.
 
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check out this thread, it has some good info.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...re-to-buy.html
 
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Not a bad idea. Hopefully I have enough room to cut the cables back a bit and get the terminals replaced. I'll be sure to goop them up with something that will keep them from oxidizing and getting nasty.
So I'll subscribe to it as well but I still need to replace the batteries. Suggestions?
 
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I have been running Wally batts for a few years now.
 
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Wally mart? I've heard bad things, maybe that was just rumors.
 
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Wally mart? I've heard bad things, maybe that was just rumors.
I have heard bad things too, but I have a warranty and they are everywhere. There is 5 superstores within 15 miles of my house. What can I say? Besides, I got an employee discount when I bought them. I was working off duty security for them back then.
 
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There's a reason your terminals are corroding your cable ends. Usually it's overcharging that forces some of the acidic electrolyte out, causing the corrosion.

Look for other signs of OVER-charging. Loss of battery acid? Need to add distilled water often?

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Well about 2 or 3 months ago I added some water to them but it wasn't distilled water and they weren't coroding before that so I'm betting it's because i used tap water which would explain why they are "over charging" too.
 
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Costco batteries here. 3 yr replacement, 850cca, $75.00 ea. last April.
 
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Yeah, whatever you get, make sure it is at least 850CCA
 
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ahh, I see Napa has some 750CCA's but I'll have to check out Cosco this weekend and see what they have.
 
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Well found a 850, here's what I'm looking at, 850 CCA 1000 @ 80F and 150 minutes @ 25A
which all doubles in our trucks
 
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Vis, i was recently in the same boat as u before i deployed. I went to Autozone i believe and got the Duralast Golds. less than $100 a piece and all the CCA u will need. i cant remember the CCA, but they are good batteries. and the Warranty on them is 3 years, and after that prorated i believe. check em out.
 
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Not a bad idea. Hopefully I have enough room to cut the cables back a bit and get the terminals replaced. I'll be sure to goop them up with something that will keep them from oxidizing and getting nasty.
So I'll subscribe to it as well but I still need to replace the batteries. Suggestions?
When you install your new batteries use Noalox on the terminals, it is electrically conductive so that you can put it on the terminal then put the clamp over it. You can buy it at any electrical supply house or HD or Lowes. It is made by Ideal . I have used it for years with great results.
 

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