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Old 12-15-2016, 09:22 PM
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Couldn't find a local Deka dealer near me. $139 is a great price!!!

Autozone:

Picked up a Duralast Platinum Battery H8-AGM. (H8/LN5)

$184.00

900 CCA
1000 CA
160 min Reserve Capacity
3 Year Replacement Warranty
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:12 AM
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Couldn't find a local Deka dealer near me. $139 is a great price!!!

Autozone:

Picked up a Duralast Platinum Battery H8-AGM. (H8/LN5)

$184.00

900 CCA
1000 CA
160 min Reserve Capacity
3 Year Replacement Warranty
I get these directly from the East Penn Mfg plant, in Lyons PA. They have a factory store on-site for retail sales. These are kind of ugly, plain black cases and don't carry any branding/labels. But they have the same 36mo replacement warranty. Counter guy said they pull these off the end of the production line for QC/quality inspection and then sell them at a discount.

Same thing for everything they make; bought a set of 6ga, 16ft jumper cables for my son for $24. Those were in Deka retail packaging though.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:00 AM
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You know that way the battery you are buying meets the spec standards and holds a charge. GREAT BUY and thanks for sharing the retail store option!
This group makes great products which are distributed all over the US under their brand name and others, including "private name" branding.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:03 AM
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The EXIDE L3 battery ($95 at Menards hardware and Home Depot) I posted above is very good for the money.

So far so good 2 years later in cold winter weather here.
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Here's a 2017 bump.

With arctic temps upon us in the midwest, I believe I now need a new battery. I'm working from home this week, so I didn't need to go anywhere today. It got down to about 2° F last night, then the high was about 10° F today. The X5 had been sitting about 24 hours and I was debating on taking her for a ride to warm her up or not, since I knew that even though I replaced the CCV system with the cold-weather kit, I still get that pigeon noise on starting in freezing temps that tells me there is frozen moisture in the tubes. The car had been sitting there locked with alarm activated, then all of the sudden the alarm activated. It seemed to stop before I could get to the keys, but then I noticed the alarm light wasn't flashing and my key FOB wouldn't unlock it. I have a one car garage, but the X sits in the driveway because I have too much crap!

I hooked up my cheap Walmart charger on 12V setting and at first the needle was all the way up at 0%. After about 15 minutes, it was at 50%, but 15-20 minutes later it was still at 50%. I unplugged the charger and took a hairdryer and blew around the dipstick and in it and around the oil separator for about 5 minutes. I'm not sure if this does much good, but it was then 6° F outside and I'm trying to avoid having to replace my VCG again. I got in and she fired right up, albeit with the pigeon moan and sounded rough for a few seconds. I let it warm up about 5 minutes, then took it for a 20 mile drive (drove a 5 mile loop around my house 4 times, so I wouldn't be too far from home if anything happened!).

I plan to go to Pep Boys tomorrow and have them test the battery, but I assume they will say it's toast, because:

1) even in extreme cold, car should be able to sit 24 hours with the alarm set without going dead

2) battery (Interstate MTP-49/H8, 910 CA / 730 CCA / 175 RC) was installed 5/14/13, so it is 4.5 years old

3) they make money off selling me a battery, so of course they will tell me it is toast

I think I will get the Bosch H8-900B, which is on sale for $126:

https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...03.0L%2520DOHC

1,080 CA / 900 CCA / 185 RX / 107 AH; 36/96 month warranty. Since installation is only $20, I will let them put it in. (it says free installation, but then it says $19.20 charge because my vehicle requires additional work)
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:01 AM
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Deka from napa is the way to go in my opinon. Love mine.

The napa legend is a deka battery.
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I just went thru this thread and compiled all the batteries everyone used by actual manufacturer.

If I missed any let me know please.

http://crowz.narmir.com/vehicles/bmw...facture-chart/
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^ Nice work. FYI, that Bosch H8-900B is also a Group 49/H8.
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^ Nice work. FYI, that Bosch H8-900B is also a Group 49/H8.
Thanks updated it !
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:46 PM
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I just went thru this thread and compiled all the batteries everyone used by actual manufacturer.

If I missed any let me know please.

Battery Manufacturer Chart | Crowz Nest
What about the AGM H8 Duracell offered by Sam's Club?



https://www.samsclub.com/sams/auto-g...ubNAME=VigLink

That is the unit that I am running.

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