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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: blupupher] #5286551 12/06/19 12:02 AM
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What is the vehicle and what group size battery? There's a few vehicles that tend to eat batteries in about 3 or so years no matter what you put in.


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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: Chris142] #5287012 12/06/19 03:34 PM
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Project Farm just did a battery test on his YouTube channel. The WM everstart for thr price looked like a real contender.

He didn't mention how fast those batteries corroded up the terminals. I hate corroded terminals.

The accelerated corrosion is due to gas leaks around the post. Poor seals and case design allow the hydrogen to slip on out.
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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: Jimzz] #5289536 12/09/19 03:49 PM
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I'm starting year number 4 on mine. I bought it in December 2016, still rocking it December 2019.

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I've been recommending the $50 walmart special of late. They have a 1 year warranty but seem to last around 2 years from what I have seen. So dollar to dollar they seem to be the best bang for the buck. That is if you can change yourself and do not live in a really cold area.


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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: javacontour] #5289672 12/09/19 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by javacontour
I'm starting year number 4 on mine. I bought it in December 2016, still rocking it December 2019.

Originally Posted by Jimzz
I've been recommending the $50 walmart special of late. They have a 1 year warranty but seem to last around 2 years from what I have seen. So dollar to dollar they seem to be the best bang for the buck. That is if you can change yourself and do not live in a really cold area.




What size ?? And what manufacturer ??

East Penn Valuepower batteries at Walmart in the group 24f size are actually their mid level battery... The 624fmf battery. Which has a 3 year free replacement warranty from Federated Auto parts... Or a 2 year free replacement warranty from O Reilly's... Now.. that is getting a lot of value for little money.


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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: bbhero] #5291168 12/11/19 08:05 AM
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Group 65 for the 99 Mercury Grand Marquis

I believe it's a Johnson Controls battery. The car is only driven about 5k miles / year, so it sits quite a bit. Driven a few times a week.

I throw the battery charger on it a few times a year, when I think about it. Usually when I'm doing an oil change on one of the other cars.

I think I posted the video of it starting the car back in January of this year when it was something like -5 out.





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What size ?? And what manufacturer ??

East Penn Valuepower batteries at Walmart in the group 24f size are actually their mid level battery... The 624fmf battery. Which has a 3 year free replacement warranty from Federated Auto parts... Or a 2 year free replacement warranty from O Reilly's... Now.. that is getting a lot of value for little money.


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Re: Not happy with Autocraft Gold... [Re: javacontour] #5291937 12/11/19 09:51 PM
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Well that makes sense... A group 65 is a hoss of a battery... The one from O Reilly's Superstart one has 850 CCA and 150 minutes of reserve capacity shocked2

That is quite a tough battery.. and the one you have is likely a decent one that has been charged and cared for. So it makes sense it is still kicking around going in 4 years.


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