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New Exide Design #5184693 08/12/19 01:05 AM
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Forgot to post this a couple weeks ago when I took the pics.

A friend of mine owns a mechanic shop and uses Exide batteries (supplied by his parts supplier). He's had pretty decent luck with them, although has had some leakers (including my Jeep).

He showed me the new design they have, of having a sealed top now. His supplier said this was to combat the leakers.

I know a lot on here aren't Exide fans, but maybe they're making some strides in improvement? First 2 pics are 2 on his rack, a new style and an old style. As well as a pic of a new and old style side by side, although not the same model.

Other than the leaker on my Jeep, I've had pretty good service out of them.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5184744 08/12/19 06:30 AM
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About a year and a half ago, I caught some Exide sourced batteries that had been made in South Korea. They had a different case design as well.

Did these have any indication as to where they were manufactured?


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5184804 08/12/19 08:03 AM
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Who makes them these days?

Are they any better than say Everstart Maxx from Walmart?

My 530i will be needing a new battery soon, I think.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5184809 08/12/19 08:13 AM
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I am not knowledgeable enough to tell much difference from the photos . Been buying what ever Walmart sells . Get 3 - 4 years from them .

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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5184813 08/12/19 08:16 AM
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Rural KIng batteries are made by Exide. I haven't had any problems with them. I do have to WalMart Maxx batteries in my garage being charged. Exide used to make the NAPA batteries years ago. They weren't too good.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5184896 08/12/19 10:17 AM
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Exide batteries are horrible. My last two died in less than a year. 1 in a car and 1 marine battery.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Quattro Pete] #5184962 08/12/19 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Who makes them these days?

Are they any better than say Everstart Maxx from Walmart?

My 530i will be needing a new battery soon, I think.


Around these parts (at least) Maxx batteries (and everything Walmart sells) is now Exide.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5185049 08/12/19 01:23 PM
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I quit using exide flooded batteries decades ago. Hopefully they are better now.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5185105 08/12/19 02:25 PM
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I have a real leaker in my jeep. Ate the battery cables, inner fender, radiator hoses multiple times.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5185211 08/12/19 04:39 PM
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I had a marine group 27 Exide Nautilus battery from ~'04 to '07. That thing was an acid spewer, from the caps. It retained its capacity surprisingly well in deep cycle duty compared to the wally world marine batteries I was using then.

I think it required lower absorption voltages than most marine batteries, and my vehicle's voltage regulation back then would allow 14.9v after start up and periodically 14.9 for no particular reason, even when hot. These higher voltages do cause more aggressive bubbling on flooded batteries which can push electrolyte past the caps.

I have found most flooded marine batteries in general need 14.7v or higher absorption voltage to reach full charge in a reasonable amount of time, so this old marine Exide was likely an exception that would probably have been been happier receiving 14.2 to 14.4v until full at 77f battery temperature.

I've No personal experience with more modern Exide batteries, and therefore no opinion on what's currently being made by them, and pretty much disregard other's opinions unless it is on recently made batteries, and still take that with a grain of salt as few have any idea about what a battery needs to remain healthy, or any way to judge its capacity or CCA retainment, much less the tools and knowledge to do so.

Leaky is another thing though, if overtightened clamps are not the cause.

My marine Exide battery did not leak from the posts, but from the caps. I used the threaded studs and wingnuts for my connections, hard to overtorque with wingnuts and fingers.


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Re: New Exide Design [Re: Nick1994] #5185901 08/13/19 12:03 PM
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I might have seen one of those at AZ a few weekends ago. I avoided Exide since the Kragen days - but somehow the ones used for OEM fitment as well as the few Bosch ones I've seen leak but last a long time?

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