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Old 08-29-2015, 11:19 PM   #1
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New Battery

I know it is not technically part of the engine, but I was wondering if anyone has replaced their battery. It used to be after about 5 years you would need to replace the battery. Mine is over 5 years old and going strong. What kind of luck have you guys had with the original battery?
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:36 PM   #2
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5 years, 8 months/113K miles since dealer sold car new, still going strong!
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:40 PM   #3
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6 years about but starting to lose voltage. Going to replace with braille 3121.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:38 AM   #4
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I replaced mine at about 70k miles and 4 years
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:57 AM   #5
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Sears/Die Hard was running a big sale...nothing wrong with the original battery but I did it anyway.

Pre-calculated strike since it had been 5+ years.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:28 AM   #6
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I bought an ACdelco on AMAZON for $125. I've had my car for almost five years DD, just waiting for it to die.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #7
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I am at 5 years 4 months with 79K miles. Starting to think time to look for a new one to be ready before winter. This will be the first year my Camaro is not going to be in storage and it will driven daily.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:18 PM   #8
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I am at 5 years 4 months with 79K miles. Starting to think time to look for a new one to be ready before winter. This will be the first year my Camaro is not going to be in storage and it will driven daily.

Mine still seems to be good. What brand of battery are you looking at?
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #9
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December of 09 it was built so coming up on 6 years and 51k miles. Still going pretty strong but I'm thinking this winter will probably kill it.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:28 PM   #10
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Mine still seems to be good. What brand of battery are you looking at?
I am thinking about replacing with a stock battery since it has performed so well. But still doing some research too.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:37 PM   #11
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I was considering replacing mine. Thought about getting a lighter weight battery but just decided to get the same one that came in it. I had the dealership test it & it is still going strong so holding off for now.
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Good to hear Ruby that it is still strong. I will have to check mine this fall for AMPS before winter, and decide if I should replace it or not.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:55 AM   #13
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Only way to know for sure how good your battery is, is to run a load test with a battery analyzer. It will measure CCA (cold cranking amps) which should be at least 75% of the battery's CCA capacity to start in normal temps. If not a DD or even if a DD but in below freezing temps you should think about are replacing it or hooking it up to a battery tender. Voltage measurement alone is not an indicator of a battery ability to start a car, only to receive and hold a charge ...it's the CCA that starts the car.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:58 AM   #14
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Only way to know for sure how good your battery is, is to run a load test with a battery analyzer. It will measure CCA (cold cranking amps) which should be at least 75% of the battery's CCA capacity to start in normal temps. If not a DD or even if a DD but in below freezing temps you should think about are replacing it or hooking it up to a battery tender. Voltage measurement alone is not an indicator of a battery ability to start a car, only to receive and hold a charge ...it's the CCA that starts the car.


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Old 08-31-2015, 02:34 PM   #15
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How good of an indicator is the voltage gauge in the 2LT gauge cluster for any trouble with the battery?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:37 PM   #16
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December of 09 it was built so coming up on 6 years and 51k miles. Still going pretty strong but I'm thinking this winter will probably kill it.

That is pretty good, the V8 is probably more demanding of the battery than with a V6.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:39 PM   #17
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I was considering replacing mine. Thought about getting a lighter weight battery but just decided to get the same one that came in it. I had the dealership test it & it is still going strong so holding off for now.

New technology batteries are probably lasting longer than they used too.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:13 PM   #18
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Duracell sponsored me for a show and gave me an AGM. Since I wanted a sealed no-maintenance battery with my stereo, it was a win-win. Original battery was solid/strong when I removed it.

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Old 08-31-2015, 05:26 PM   #19
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:19 PM   #20
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When I was a young man, I used to get 60-72 months out of a battery. It seems like lately I get 36 months at most, regardless of the vehicle.

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Old 08-31-2015, 11:57 PM   #21
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Duracell sponsored me for a show and gave me an AGM. Since I wanted a sealed no-maintenance battery with my stereo, it was a win-win. Original battery was solid/strong when I removed it.


Did a quick Google search on AGM batteries, looks like that type of battery may be the best way to go.
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