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Gotta love a dead battery #4617564
12/29/17 10:26 AM
12/29/17 10:26 AM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617575
12/29/17 10:33 AM
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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.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 12/29/17 10:35 AM.

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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617577
12/29/17 10:35 AM
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How low is low on the electrolite? ? I have trouble with batteries lasting 3 years.


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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4617582
12/29/17 10:38 AM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: CT8] #4617584
12/29/17 10:40 AM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617590
12/29/17 10:42 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617592
12/29/17 10:43 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: JC1] #4617595
12/29/17 10:45 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617598
12/29/17 10:47 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617602
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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.

Last edited by Danh; 12/29/17 10:56 AM.
Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617630
12/29/17 11:08 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617652
12/29/17 11:25 AM
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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.

Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: Danh] #4617686
12/29/17 11:45 AM
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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.

Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617693
12/29/17 11:52 AM
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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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Re: Gotta love a dead battery [Re: ARB1977] #4617703
12/29/17 12:10 PM
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Get an AGM battery for your size. I use the Exide Orbital / Bosch AGM for the 51r size.


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