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#4617564 - 12/29/17 09:26 AM Gotta love a dead battery
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Registered: 06/12/05
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The CRV wouldnít start. Itís been 2.5 years on the duralast gold battery. Havenít checked the individual cells for distilled water. Guess what 4 out of 6 cells are low. Hopefully this works. May just start checking once a year now, lol.
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#4617575 - 12/29/17 09:33 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Texas is darn hard on batteries and low cells kill batteries. In Texas in the summer I'd check that battery at least once a month if not more. If recollection serves me correctly those CRV don't have what you could call a real large battery.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (12/29/17 09:35 AM)
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#4617577 - 12/29/17 09:35 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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How low is low on the electrolite? ? I have trouble with batteries lasting 3 years.
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#4617582 - 12/29/17 09:38 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Texas is darn hard on batteries and low cells kill batteries. In Texas in the summer I'd check that battery at least once a month if not more. If recollection serves me correctly those CRV don't have what you could call a real large battery.

Yeah Texas is pretty brutal on batteries. I may just shave some area around the batter hold down to access the cell caps.
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#4617584 - 12/29/17 09:40 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: CT8]
ARB1977 Offline


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Originally Posted By: CT8
How low is low on the electrolite? ? I have trouble with batteries lasting 3 years.

Below the level on some and some you canít see fluid. The battery holds 12.3 volts.
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#4617590 - 12/29/17 09:42 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: ARB1977
The CRV wouldnít start. Itís been 2.5 years on the duralast gold battery. Havenít checked the individual cells for distilled water. Guess what 4 out of 6 cells are low. Hopefully this works. May just start checking once a year now, lol.


I check the water every year on my Batteries, clean the terminals and posts yearly and apply something to prevent corrosion on the terminals (Fluid film currently). Just changed the battery on the Civic last month. It lasted 10 years and is only the second battery replaced in 20 years. OEM lasted 10 years as well.

Car is parked in a garage now, so the cold starts aren't as extreme, but the first 6 years I owned the car it was never parked in a garage.
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#4617592 - 12/29/17 09:43 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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Originally Posted By: ARB1977
Originally Posted By: CT8
How low is low on the electrolite? ? I have trouble with batteries lasting 3 years.

Below the level on some and some you canít see fluid. The battery holds 12.3 volts.
Probably new battery time and check all the basics . Volt drop in the cables, and ground, current draw and alternator out put.
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#4617595 - 12/29/17 09:45 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: JC1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: JC1

I check the water every year on my Batteries, clean the terminals and posts yearly and apply something to prevent corrosion on the terminals (Fluid film currently). Just changed the battery on the Civic last month. It lasted 10 years and is only the second battery replaced in 20 years. OEM lasted 10 years as well.

Car is parked in a garage now, so the cold starts aren't as extreme, but the first 6 years I owned the car it was never parked in a garage.


You dont live in texas either. heat is brutal and unrelenting..
cold doesnt kill batteries.

Rarely hits 100f here.. batteries usually last 5 years or so unless its an esp. bad one such as the oem subaru 390CCA forester batteries.
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#4617598 - 12/29/17 09:47 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: ARB1977
The CRV wouldnít start. Itís been 2.5 years on the duralast gold battery. Havenít checked the individual cells for distilled water. Guess what 4 out of 6 cells are low. Hopefully this works. May just start checking once a year now, lol.


If the plates were exposed your battery is now on borrowed time.
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#4617602 - 12/29/17 09:51 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Was Honda putting the tiny 51R batteries in CRVs in 2008? If so you may want to upgrade to a group 24F or 35. Probably more important in cold weather climes but a larger battery won't cost much more and will likely have a longer life, even in your area.


Edited by Danh (12/29/17 09:56 AM)

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#4617630 - 12/29/17 10:08 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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The plates have been damaged from low electrolyte level. Get a new battery or that one will leave you stranded at the worst possible time
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#4617652 - 12/29/17 10:25 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2880
Loc: North TX
Duralast Gold has a 36 month over the counter exchange if your battery tests bad. Just a heads up.

Quote:
Just changed the battery on the Civic last month. It lasted 10 years and is only the second battery replaced in 20 years. OEM lasted 10 years as well.


Here in Texas I've never had a battery last over 36 months. Well, once I did......it croaked @ 37 one month out of replacement warranty.

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#4617686 - 12/29/17 10:45 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: Danh]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1864
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: Danh
Was Honda putting the tiny 51R batteries in CRVs in 2008? If so you may want to upgrade to a group 24F or 35. Probably more important in cold weather climes but a larger battery won't cost much more and will likely have a longer life, even in your area.


Good advice, try put in a larger battery. I put a 24F in my '07 Element (same engine as the CRV) 4 years ago. She started up just fine yesterday at about 10 degrees F after being parked on the street for last 3 weeks.

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#4617693 - 12/29/17 10:52 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
maximus Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 723
Loc: TX
Just take it to AZ for a warranty replacement. DLGs come with 3 yr guarantee. No need to do anything else.
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#4617703 - 12/29/17 11:10 AM Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19809
Loc: CA
Get an AGM battery for your size. I use the Exide Orbital / Bosch AGM for the 51r size.
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