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Battery replaced after a few slow starts #5293322 12/13/19 10:02 AM
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After a few slow starts I replaced the battery in my beater G6. The auto craft gold was in use for 6 years 1 month I usually change at 5 years but lost track of time. Put in a AC Delco battery that's been in my storage room in the basement for 2 years on and off a trickle charger the whole time. When I leased the traverse 2 years ago the dealership gave me a $100 voucher to use towards accessories. While the salesman was showing my wife the truck I went to the parts department and got the battery free for the G6. I'm surprised I got that much life out of the auto craft. I'm just wondering how long AC Delco will last since it sat around for awhile and not always on a trickle charger.Also the Auto craft looks good no leaking or swelling.

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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293339 12/13/19 10:28 AM
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Good decision.

Buy a new battery and be worry free for the next few years.

Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293371 12/13/19 10:59 AM
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He put in a new unused 2 year old battery. Should he toss it?


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: AZjeff] #5293410 12/13/19 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
He put in a new unused 2 year old battery. Should he toss it?

It's not getting tossed it's already installed but I'm guessing no way I'm getting more then a couple of years out of it.


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293415 12/13/19 11:34 AM
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New and old both JCI batteries.

OP mentions trickle charger. If thats the case its typically a 2 amp charger that never shuts off.

But some say trickle charger meaning a battery maintainer like a Battery Minder or Battery Tender.


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293425 12/13/19 11:45 AM
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Not sure why you are posting this question? Put the battery on a full charge, let it sit for 24 hours and then have someone test with carbon pile load tester. You will know the answer to your question whether to use it or not.

My original AC Delco battery lasted 6 years. The next two batteries from Walmart lasted 8 months. I bought AC Delco again and no problems for the past year. I monitor voltage and charge current on a daily basis.

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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293453 12/13/19 12:12 PM
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Check out my post about a 7 year old ACDelco battery (almost 8 now, still fine). They are really good batteries I guess.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5160668/how-old-is-this-acdelco-battery


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: LeakySeals] #5293479 12/13/19 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
Check out my post about a 7 year old ACDelco battery (almost 8 now, still fine). They are really good batteries I guess.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5160668/how-old-is-this-acdelco-battery


Its a JCI battery. Probably similar to AutoCraft he took out and Interstate batteries with same CCA. His AutoCraft has more CCA so plates a little thinner.

No way people should compare batteries in different vehicles and states.


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5293491 12/13/19 01:11 PM
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AC Delco is a good battery. The one on my 2011 DTS Lasted 6 Years before I had to replace it.


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: Talent_Keyhole] #5293749 12/13/19 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Talent_Keyhole
Not sure why you are posting this question? Put the battery on a full charge, let it sit for 24 hours and then have someone test with carbon pile load tester. You will know the answer to your question whether to use it or not.

My original AC Delco battery lasted 6 years. The next two batteries from Walmart lasted 8 months. I bought AC Delco again and no problems for the past year. I monitor voltage and charge current on a daily basis.

Sadly to bring it to a shop around here a carbon pile test is considered diagnostic and that's $100 it will get waived if I decide to let them change the battery so it's a no win either way. You're my hero by monitoring voltage and charge current daily curious how you do it please explain.


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Re: Battery replaced after a few slow starts [Re: nickaluch] #5295307 12/15/19 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nickaluch
Originally Posted by Talent_Keyhole
Not sure why you are posting this question? Put the battery on a full charge, let it sit for 24 hours and then have someone test with carbon pile load tester. You will know the answer to your question whether to use it or not.

My original AC Delco battery lasted 6 years. The next two batteries from Walmart lasted 8 months. I bought AC Delco again and no problems for the past year. I monitor voltage and charge current on a daily basis.

Sadly to bring it to a shop around here a carbon pile test is considered diagnostic and that's $100 it will get waived if I decide to let them change the battery so it's a no win either way. You're my hero by monitoring voltage and charge current daily curious how you do it please explain.


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