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FishOnOne

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Posted: 11/08/19 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Motorcraft batteries you purchase at the parts store are not nearly as good as the factory Motorcraft batteries.


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I have a great reason for new batteries as my wife had a very poor heart and I won't let her down trying to have them last until they show going bad. Might not make a difference as we all know nothing is perfect but I feel better trying to be on top of the issue. Feel the same for tires. I practice what I preach. chevman


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Going into 4th year on stock Motorcraft battery and it still works great.

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Like a couple of other posters the original Motorcraft batteries went 9 years.

Just curious Fish why the Motocraft batteries are not the same at dealer or parts store? I thought both used virgin lead?

What has really surprised me was I have a old 99 7.3 Powerstroke that I put in Wallyworld basic $48 dollar batteries since the truck sits most of the time, they are going on 5 years old and still fire the truck right up.

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colliehauler wrote:

Like a couple of other posters the original Motorcraft batteries went 9 years.

Just curious Fish why the Motocraft batteries are not the same at dealer or parts store? I thought both used virgin lead?

What has really surprised me was I have a old 99 7.3 Powerstroke that I put in Wallyworld basic $48 dollar batteries since the truck sits most of the time, they are going on 5 years old and still fire the truck right up.

The factory batteries have a status window and are made in the US. The ones at the parts department do not have a status window and are made in Mexico

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I find batteries last a long time when there is not a parasitic draw on them. We have an old Duramax that we hardly use and it goes through batteries at the rate of two per year. Seems like half the time we go to start it the batteries are dead.


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4x4ord wrote:

I find batteries last a long time when there is not a parasitic draw on them. We have an old Duramax that we hardly use and it goes through batteries at the rate of two per year. Seems like half the time we go to start it the batteries are dead.


Battery Tender has what you need, you shouldn't allow a battery to discharge to that level even once.





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Lynnmor wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I find batteries last a long time when there is not a parasitic draw on them. We have an old Duramax that we hardly use and it goes through batteries at the rate of two per year. Seems like half the time we go to start it the batteries are dead.


Battery Tender has what you need, you shouldn't allow a battery to discharge to that level even once.


I tried a battery tender. It worked wonderful for awhile.

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Posted: 11/12/19 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FishOnOne wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Like a couple of other posters the original Motorcraft batteries went 9 years.

Just curious Fish why the Motocraft batteries are not the same at dealer or parts store? I thought both used virgin lead?

What has really surprised me was I have a old 99 7.3 Powerstroke that I put in Wallyworld basic $48 dollar batteries since the truck sits most of the time, they are going on 5 years old and still fire the truck right up.

The factory batteries have a status window and are made in the US. The ones at the parts department do not have a status window and are made in Mexico
Are replacement Motorcraft batteries you buy from the Ford dealer US made?

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Motorcraft batteries are made by Johnson Controls, which merged with Tyco International 3 years ago. The battery unit was sold to Brookfield Business Partner of Toronto in May of this year, the business was rebranded Clarios. It operates in 60 countries, who knows where they are manufactured. All I could find is Johnson (now Clarios) manufactures 65% of auto batteries sold in the US under 3 major brands, Interstate, Exide, & Motorcraft. They also make batteries for everyone from Wally World, to the big box parts stores. Specifications vary according to customer.

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