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Cummins12V98

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rhagfo wrote:

Not due for batteries on the 2016 yet, but when the 2001 needed batteries I chose to get from the local Ram dealer OEM as many were reporting getting 7+ years out of them. I will see when the current OEM's start to fail. I replaced the batteries 9/29/2012 at 253,050 miles, I sold it 6/30/2019 at 315,000 miles. During the last six months the truck would set for a month between starts, fired up every time.


My Son and I ordered our 15's and received them 2/15. Around 2/19 he replaced his batteries they were failing and causing electronic issues. I replaced mine at 4.5 years because I wanted to replace them when "I" wanted to. Many are only getting 4-5 years on the newer RAM batteries.


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I have a pair of Duracells in my duramax since 2015 so far so good, also have a pair of six volt Duracells in the TC that are also doing well. Hope I haven't jinx myself.

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GTO66 wrote:

I have a pair of Duracells in my duramax since 2015 so far so good, also have a pair of six volt Duracells in the TC that are also doing well. Hope I haven't jinx myself.


I was thinking the same thing as I was typing my plug for Odyssey batteries!

For some more conjecture about batteries, my luck with Optimas has been horrible.
Without all the details, I got 4 or 5 batteries replaced under warranty no charge, they died so soon. But the last "free" one I got, spent probably 6-7 years in the old Jeep after 1 year in the boat, sometimes maintained, sometimes neglected, rarely used, but somehow it lasted a good long time and the rest all died in about a year.

I'd be hard pressed to buy an Optima unless it was the only option, in a pinch, even though I know others that have great service life with them.


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"I'd be hard pressed to buy an Optima unless it was the only option, in a pinch"

I had RedTops in my 98 12V. They were junk. So much so that the Costco Mgr gave me my $ back and bought two Kirkland/Johnson controls and they went for many years.

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I'm averaging 7-10 years on my RV, truck and car batteries, motorcycles and powersports 5-7 years with much less use. I have had friends with problems using Optima batteries, but the rest of the field seems to be pretty stable. My best battery was the VW OEM in my TDI that lasted 12 years before getting weak on cold starts.


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blofgren wrote:

I changed mine last year and put the Kirkland ones in from Costco. I've found them to be good quality, good price, and it's pretty tough to beat a 100 month warranty....

How did you get Kirkland? My Costco only carries 36 month Interstate. My last Kirkland had the 100 month and did well


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Not due for batteries on the 2016 yet, but when the 2001 needed batteries I chose to get from the local Ram dealer OEM as many were reporting getting 7+ years out of them. I will see when the current OEM's start to fail. I replaced the batteries 9/29/2012 at 253,050 miles, I sold it 6/30/2019 at 315,000 miles. During the last six months the truck would set for a month between starts, fired up every time.


My Son and I ordered our 15's and received them 2/15. Around 2/19 he replaced his batteries they were failing and causing electronic issues. I replaced mine at 4.5 years because I wanted to replace them when "I" wanted to. Many are only getting 4-5 years on the newer RAM batteries.


Mine failed at 4 years of service. Truck was built 4 years and 9-10 months earlier.


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Lynnmor wrote:

Be careful buying at those places, I went to Sam's Club and found batteries more than a year old. Learn about date codes.


That applies to ANY store that sells batteries. Costco / Sam's club are such high volume stores, I'd expect their batteries to be fresher than anywhere else. Every time I've looked at the Costco batteries, the batteries are no more than two months old.


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deltabravo wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

Be careful buying at those places, I went to Sam's Club and found batteries more than a year old. Learn about date codes.


That applies to ANY store that sells batteries. Costco / Sam's club are such high volume stores, I'd expect their batteries to be fresher than anywhere else. Every time I've looked at the Costco batteries, the batteries are no more than two months old.


Of course, but that is why I posted the information. I would have expected better from Sam Club.





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If you do not have a common battery size, vehicle, finding older batteries may not be uncommon, even in a higher volume store.
I'm on 5+ years on a mid level from oriellys in my 2500.
Hit 12-13 years on a dual purpose size 24 in my sailboat.
West Marine carries east Penn batteries labeled as theirs. They really only carry what I would call RV/marine use sizes. 24, 27, 31, 4d, 8d and the typical 2-3 6v sizes. Agm, lead and a few gel sizes.

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