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Battery section #4551031
10/22/17 12:06 PM
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maximus Offline OP
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There should be a dedicated battery section. There's one for cabin air filters, so there should be one for batteries. There are so many battery threads.


2011 Sonata GLS.
Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551043
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Originally Posted By: maximus
There should be a dedicated battery section. There's one for cabin air filters, so there should be one for batteries. There are so many battery threads.

I agree
thumbsup


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
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Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551046
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Originally Posted By: maximus
There should be a dedicated battery section. There's one for cabin air filters, so there should be one for batteries. There are so many battery threads.


Yes there just isn't anything like battery porn!


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Re: Battery section [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4551054
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: maximus
There should be a dedicated battery section. There's one for cabin air filters, so there should be one for batteries. There are so many battery threads.


Yes there just isn't anything like battery porn!


A little battery porn smile




Pete.

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Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551070
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2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k
Re: Battery section [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4551090
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: maximus
There should be a dedicated battery section. There's one for cabin air filters, so there should be one for batteries. There are so many battery threads.


Yes there just isn't anything like battery porn!


I have a Deka fetish...


I saw a brown dog
Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551103
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I have this same battery in my suv,(walmart) it's a 2011 battery, and works well...I have a 4 amp charger that I put on it every couple months or so for about an hour and a half to desulfate it...It's working good now but I'll be happy if it makes it through another winter...


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

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Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551147
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Maybe it can be a quasi-sub-forum for the electric vehicles too! smile

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr..._El#Post4480947

Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551159
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Would that mean that all electric car chat would be moved to the battery section ? smile

Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551180
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There are several category changes that I could see being needed.


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Re: Battery section [Re: rollinpete] #4551182
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Donald Offline
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Originally Posted By: rollinpete
I have this same battery in my suv,(walmart) it's a 2011 battery, and works well...I have a 4 amp charger that I put on it every couple months or so for about an hour and a half to desulfate it...It's working good now but I'll be happy if it makes it through another winter...



How did you verify that your battery was sulfated? And how did you confirm the 4 amp charger did anything to help?


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551184
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This could be a forum dedicated not only to car batteries, but consumer electronics batteries like alkaline, lithium, and rechargeable types as well.


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Re: Battery section [Re: maximus] #4551186
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IMO every battery question ever asked has been answered ad nauseum, but you get people who want their question answered.

And the answer always validates buying a new one or not buying one, the decision already made in OP's head.

What is interesting from a maintenance POV (and why these questions should be in the maint section) are those junky cars that only charge the battery for the first minute then float at 13 volts the rest of the drive. That's their engineering pitfall, and more specific to the car than the battery that's been cursed with it.

Re: Battery section [Re: eljefino] #4551216
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Good point about how certain cars are "charging" their batteries.

I do think you are right about what how the questions are asked.

I do think a separate battery section would be a good idea. But I can understand keeping it in the maintenance section. Either way there are a lot of very knowledgeable people on here with a lot of good insights to help people.


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Re: Battery section [Re: eljefino] #4551217
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
IMO every battery question ever asked has been answered ad nauseum, but you get people who want their question answered.

And the answer always validates buying a new one or not buying one, the decision already made in OP's head.

What is interesting from a maintenance POV (and why these questions should be in the maint section) are those junky cars that only charge the battery for the first minute then float at 13 volts the rest of the drive. That's their engineering pitfall, and more specific to the car than the battery that's been cursed with it.

But if there is a specific battery section, it would be easier to find answers.


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2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k
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