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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 08/01/21 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think batteries are all that much worse if you buy quality than a few years back. It's more that the trucks don't like batteries that are not perfect.


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FLY 4 FUN wrote:

My batts are from 2012 and seem to be ok. I would say if they start your truck and aren't leaking then get a load test done and decide from there. If they are ok why toss them and pay all that money for new ones.
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What is worse is the dozens of small parasitic loads that make modern cars convenient. On my Elantra that amounts to 2.7 amp-hours per day. When I leave it behind I have a small charger that operates for one hour per day. Otherwise I'd come home to a dead battery.


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Thanks everyone. May be going to Phoenix in a month or so. Maybe better safe than sorry so I'll have the batteries tested and go from there. Thanks again for the comments.

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I'm still running the J.C PENNY battery with the lifetime warranty from 1972. [emoticon]


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Ron3rd wrote:

I'm still running the J.C PENNY battery with the lifetime warranty from 1972. [emoticon]


How many times has it been replaced?

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I replaced the battery for the Cummins 6.7 in my motorhome last year for the first time. I was installed in the chassis in late 2012. It was still working but I replaced it just to be on the safe side. I only use one battery for the Cummins since I replaced the other with capacitors that should last forever and actually produce a better starting jolt. The truck battery that I put in only cost $75 from the Kenworth dealer, seemed like a real bargain to me. I didn't mind running that the old battery a little longer than normal since I have a big set off house batteries already wired in for backup if needed.

I had a KMart lifetime battery in my 1970 Impala. I think that I got it replaced 4 times before some idiot stole it not knowing that it was already getting weak. He should have waited a few more weeks. I averaged right around 4 years per battery.

I had a lifetime battery from Honey's auto parts but on the third replacement they gave me a choice of a full refund or a non-warranted replacement, ending he warrantee either way.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

I'm still running the J.C PENNY battery with the lifetime warranty from 1972. [emoticon]


How many times has it been replaced?


Cummins, you must be as old as I am if you remember the infamous "J.C.PENNEY BATTERY" with the lifetime warranty!

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Grit dog wrote:

OP, as you see by the responses...

You’ve asked a crystal ball question that is frankly pretty silly.
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Given you have a high $ truck that is a garage queen, I’ll presume you’re an older person.
...

In other words, Grit Dog thinks you're old, he has an issue with you owning an expensive truck that's a garage queen, and he thinks your question was stupid to ask. His words were "frankly pretty silly."

Typical of Grit dog. It appears that he doesn't like older people, especially when they ask questions that he doesn't like. And it's obvious from this and many other posts that he doesn't like people who can afford expensive trucks. Furthermore, it really rubs him the wrong way if you can garage the truck.

I've only had batteries go bad at the worst time, primarily because there's never a good time. They aren't expensive and not difficult to replace, if you want to do it yourself. Also, if you have AAA, their prices to replace batteries are very reasonable. So if you have AAA, it's not much of a gamble unless you end up in a situation that's time sensitive. Also, if you have a shop that you take it to for regular maintenance, the next time it's there, ask them to check the battery.


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Ron3rd wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

I'm still running the J.C PENNY battery with the lifetime warranty from 1972. [emoticon]


How many times has it been replaced?


Cummins, you must be as old as I am if you remember the infamous "J.C.PENNEY BATTERY" with the lifetime warranty!


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