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Old 11-30-2008, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Group Size...

After searching everyone I can think of I can't seem to find anywhere on the net that simply tells me what group size my truck uses. It looks pretty close to a 27 but I haven't measured.

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ya it is 27 just replaced mine
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yup... it's a 27.

I just put in 2 fresh batteries before winter came.

BTW... if you like DieHard batteries... buy them at K-mart... they are $10 cheaper than Sears. (and you can find online coupons too)
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Strange... This is winter number 6 for my stock batteries in my truck. I've never had a dead battey nor had to be jump started.

I tell you a few secrets.

1. If you start your truck drive it far enough to get the batteries recharged completely (minimum of 10-15 miles)

2. Check the electrolyte often and add only distilled water to the batteries.

3. Use a battery charger and full charge the batteries once a month on a high setting. The will tend to make the battery gassy but stirs the water and electrolyte up.

4. Never let you battery go dead or low. If so charge it up ASAP. Don't wait till morning or otherwise. Longer a battery stays weak the less capacity it will have when re-charged.

I got good pratice at maintaining batteries... My house is powered by batteries...



These batteries are over 15 years old and still going strong... :thumbsup (1,000 pounds of lead acid cruiseliner batteries!)


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Michael you are a very smart dude.:thumbsup
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Thank you... I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with others! beer
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what is the highest cold cranking amps battery that can go in?
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Michael you are a very smart dude.:thumbsup
I will second that motion....:thumbsup


So Mike.....say I just get some Wally marts or O'reilly Super Starts....750 CCA's but don't know the reserves....complete the helpful hints you have given and I should be OK for awhile....

I am just wondering unless the maker of the batts does a poor job of construction.....If so that is what I am going to be doing......My stockers have lasted 7 yrs now without servicing........I am happy with that!
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what is the highest cold cranking amps battery that can go in?
I've seen batteries as big as 750 to 900 CCA... Basically the more money your willing to toss down the more CCA you'll get... But the standard for CCA requirement is you need doulbe the starting load typically. So if our starter needs 300-350 AMP to start on a cold day then you need to look at 600-750 CCA to cover the load properly. More is better and it don't hurt. But being too small (CCA) will ruin a battery rather quickly. Also remember our truck are running 2 batteries in paralell... So the CCA amps is double now... So if you got 750 CCA batteries you would have 1,500 CCA worth of starting power...

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So Mike.....say I just get some Wally marts or O'reilly Super Starts....750 CCA's but don't know the reserves....complete the helpful hints you have given and I should be OK for awhile....

I am just wondering unless the maker of the batts does a poor job of construction.....If so that is what I am going to be doing......My stockers have lasted 7 yrs now without servicing........I am happy with that!
Most batteries do fine even construction wise. But things like beating a terminal on the post with a hammer, not cleaning or maintaining the battery, extreme cold with complete discharge, not completely charging a battery. (short trip or bad charging system) These all ruin a battery quickly.

Maybe it a good reason both of us have gotten 6 to 7 years from a stock battery which is most likely. No better than that Wal-Mart O'reilly Super Starts you just bought...
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Yep mines an 01 and the stock batteries are just starting to slow down now after 8 years
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yea still got my stockers in too. (02) Most likely gonna need new ones this winter.
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