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It’s going to get cold at night

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Nhusa, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. bfm

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    OK, Odyssey it is.

    Wish there were a few more dealers around, but I will make something work.
     

  2. EvilDragon

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    The washer fluid finally melted in the Corolla, luckily without any damage. I drained it and put real antifreeze fluid in there instead.
     
  3. Energizer

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    Still have the original OEM Panasonic battery in my 2006 4Runner. Never garaged and just under 150k miles. This past weekend was the first time it didn't start right up on the first crank.
     
  4. garandman

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    No dog in the fight (I buy batteries, not sell them) Bu that is old news about Optima. They opened a plant in Mexico in 2009, had quality problems, and got a bad rep.

    They were back to normal within a couple of years. I have two of them, one purchased in 2013, one in 2015, and they are still going strong.

    Odyssey is excellent but the battery in my WRX is in front of the front axle. Much prefer hanging 32 lbs out there rather than 50. In fact, WRX guys are now using LiFe motorcycle batteries in summer and competition use. That’s not going to cut it at low temps.

    About to buy a new Group 25 battery and here are the specs.

    OEM, 490 CCA, 40 lbs.
    InterState MegaTron, 550 CCA, 35.7 lbs
    NAPA AGM, , 680 CCA, 40.5 lbs
    Optima Red Top [AGM] 720 CCA, 31.7lbs.
    Odyssey [AGM] 850 CCA, 50 lbs
     
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  5. garandman

    garandman Instructor

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    Just looked at the Odyssey website and the closest dealer to Boston is Peabody or Bridgewater? What is up with that?

    Our Odyssey minivan has a DieHard Platinum, which we bought because it was sourced from Odyssey, but they seem to have dropped the Platinum line.

    Our 2014 Outback takes a Group 25 Battery, and those don’t seem to be offered by many AGM vendors.
     
  6. mwalsh9152

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    Since the partnership with sears ended, there is now a gaping hole in the market for Odyssey. Batteries Plus is a dealer, I don't believe they stock them, you would have to order it.

    I can't speak to why they aren't sold inore places. Odyssey is one of the brands that we aquired, and is only sold through reps. I can't even sell them myself.
     
  7. garandman

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    We are going skiing in Quebec in Feb so I want a new battery for the Outback. It’s a Group 25. Maybe I’ll see if Autobahn in Peabody can get me one. Knowing them they’ll want $300 for it. A new Optima Red Top is $232 and a Bosch AGM is around $200.
     
  8. Coyote33

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    You can get an Interstate in Auburn for around $90 installed. I have had great success with Interstate. You can get a reconditioned one for under $60, and those will last 4-5 years.
     
  9. garandman

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    InterState is one of the Johnson Control brands, which we don’t buy unless desperate. And for some odd reason they only make a couple of Group 25 batteries.

    We want an AGM.
     
  10. drgrant

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    This...

    At this point after seeing what I've seen, I wouldn't buy anything but an AGM battery unless I had no other choice. It's all too easy for the old school batteries to gas and cause corrosion particularly under heavy use.

    -Mike
     
  11. Coyote33

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    Never heard of either Johnson Control or AGM. I know Interstate has a good reputation, and they have served me very well also.
     
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    AGM is a style Absorbed Glass Mat. The acid is locked in the fabric, meaning no spill - hoping to find a pair of yellow tops for my 2011 GMC
     
  13. Zappa

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    Finally got an oil delivery yesterday, now I can take a shower again! [laugh]
     
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    Finally made it out to the range this afternoon before the temps dropped into the 20s. I think it’s been at least a month since I last went to the range. Sooo nice to get out.
     
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    Did you try the new buffer?
     
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    No I didn’t....I almost brought the AR but I figured I’d just shoot the Shadow 2 instead lol - got a match tomorrow....next time! Maybe I’ll go on Monday.

    Rifle range was packed anyway I showed up...pistol range was empty.
     
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    Try indy autoparts in Peabody. Ask for Chip and see if he can get you a price on one. I know he runs them in his race car, and gets them from NOrth east Battery.
     
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    They don’t teach auto maintenance in collage.
     
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  19. mwalsh9152

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    About a year and a half ago talks started for JC to buy Enersys. There has never been any news saying it broke down. The goof thing is that Odyssey is a milspec battery just in a different tray, so they can't F with it too much of a buyout were to happen.
     
  20. Scott7980

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    along with anything else other than beer drinking
     
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    And then after you drink for 4 years, you get to tell everyone else how much better than them you are for the rest of your life. because college.
     
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    While some do make the most of this education, 95% of the grads are no more better off than a 9th grade dropout
     
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    Is this thread about fn batteries ?
     
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    No. It's about a Model A that someone is restoring, so the thread drift into global warming, batteries and the value of a college education is understandable.
     
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    chevy guys need lots of help
     
  26. GM-GUY

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    3 Degrees at 8AM here - and the Girl Scouts are selling cookies at the town hall today. I built them a barn on my trailer that is enclosed with 12V lights and a Buddy Heater - inside is much nicer than out.
     
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    I bet the course would be read your owners manual and call AAA
     
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  28. Coyote33

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    This is on the father to teach.

    I think I'd like to do a course in this stuff for people whose fathers don't teach it to them. Just basic stuff like jump starting cars, bailing out a boat, siphoning, how to cover a wood pile, how to split wood, how to shovel a driveway, how to sharpen a knife and other tools such as shovels, axes, how a thermostat works, how to polish your shoes, ... etc.

    "Common Sense for Dummies" Tuesday and Thursday nights. $10 a class, drop-in, or buy a 12 pack for #100.
     
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    FN makes Batteries now?
     
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    That’s where I bought the last two.

    I might try Bosch since Odyssey is playing hard to get.
     

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