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WM ValuePower battery #4694898
03/14/18 05:55 PM
03/14/18 05:55 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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I bought this battery August 5, 2016 and i surprised it has made it this far along because i can honestly say the previous exide from TSC i had in my f150 didn't last over 9 months.
Guess i'm either lucky or i got a good one.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694907
03/14/18 06:01 PM
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Have you added any distilled water to it??


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: bbhero] #4694912
03/14/18 06:05 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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I have not added any water to the cells.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694923
03/14/18 06:13 PM
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Waco, TX
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You should rinse all the acid off of the top of it.

Then add distilled water so the plates are covered at least 1/4"


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Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694926
03/14/18 06:15 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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I will give them a check before work in the morning.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694935
03/14/18 06:18 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Itís like the lightbulb that lasts forever. The manufacturers donít want you to have it. LOL


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694944
03/14/18 06:25 PM
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Yeah Linctex is spot on with his advice. That's where it is at with flooded acid batteries.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694948
03/14/18 06:31 PM
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Great Lakes
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4 years ago I bought Everstart Maxx from WM. I still have not figured out how to add water to it.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: Quattro Pete] #4694957
03/14/18 06:39 PM
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Pop the caps with a flat head screw driver. Add distilled water with bulb syringe or a regular plunger syrine. Not like building the space shuttle here Quattro Pete. It's easy Quattro Pete smile









BTW... I am just messing with you LOL


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694967
03/14/18 06:46 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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No syringe here i will just use a small water bottle.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694968
03/14/18 06:46 PM
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Yes, I just have not found the caps yet. They must be hiding under some panel.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: Quattro Pete] #4694974
03/14/18 06:54 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Yes, I just have not found the caps yet. They must be hiding under some panel.

Is the hidden cell plugs under the label?


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4694983
03/14/18 07:02 PM
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Illinois
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I put one in my 99 MGM in Dec 2016 and it's still going strong. I figure if I get 2 years out of it, I'm money ahead of buying a battery with more warranty.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy another for $48.88


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Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4695002
03/14/18 07:16 PM
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I get it with the discount batteries, but here where it getís cold during winter nights you usually find out your baterry has had it when you walk over to the car in the parking lot after work and try to start it to no avail. I stick to the 5 year batteries, but thatís just me.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/14/18 07:17 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: WM ValuePower battery [Re: jakewells] #4695007
03/14/18 07:20 PM
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most batteries that move off the shelves quickly after activation last better, others not so much!! years ago i bought a top shelf die hard from a local catalog store, it died in 6 mo, got another free it went 8 mo, got my money back!! they were a very slow selling odd size that sat on the shelf after activating + died a slow death!!

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