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Proactive or roll the dice.
« on: January 30, 2022, 02:03:56 PM »
I have the original battery still in my 16 SHO which is still working perfectly but 6 years old now has me thinking should I change it or roll the dice and just continue as is with my jump box in the car..

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 03:18:10 PM »
Change it.

Absolutely.

You my friend are living on (extreme) borrowed time.

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 07:16:27 AM »
Not only is it borrowed time for starting/charging, it is most likely weak. Everything on these vehicles has a sensor or 2. When the vehicle has weak voltage, it will change everything about the car. From making the alternator work harder to sensors being slightly off of their optimum. Keeping your electrical system in tip top shape will help the car run optimally.
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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2022, 01:17:02 PM »
New battery installed. The old one never let me down but 6 years like you guys said I was on borrowed time with it..

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 01:27:36 PM »
Not worth the $$$ to keep a possible problem. Good choice.

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 10:24:31 PM »
Ready for another 6 years.

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2022, 02:33:09 AM »
weak batteries kill alternators. much cheaper to replace the battery in the long run.
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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2022, 12:29:52 PM »
weak batteries kill alternators. much cheaper to replace the battery in the long run.


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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2022, 12:37:34 PM »
That new battery takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Lol

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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2022, 11:01:33 AM »
Did you put an 850 in it??
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Re: Proactive or roll the dice.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2022, 11:32:52 AM »
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