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Guiness Book Record? OEM Battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vermont, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:49 AM
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    vermont

    vermont [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow the OEM battery in my '05 2.7l will turn 15 years old (see mfg date in photo).

    Anyone know if this might qualify as a record for the Guiness folks?

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  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:51 AM
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    lynyrd3

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    :eek: Got 6 years out of mine !
     
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    Today, You should have a Guinness for each year As a celebration
     
  4. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:53 AM
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    SoCal_Erik

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    Dang! But now you’ve jinxed it.
     
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  5. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:55 AM
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    TegoTaco

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    Find it crazier that you’ve owned your truck 15 years lol
     
  6. Jul 5, 2020 at 6:03 AM
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    Nice!!!! How many miles on the truck? I got two years out of mine (no joke), though I let it sit A LOT. My commuter, Hyundai Elantra, is 6 years old with 130,000 and the original battery. Yours would seem to be a record easy!
     
  7. Jul 5, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    That's nuts!

    The Panasonic battery that came stock in FJ's and 4Runners is known for longevity but yours is another level! Buy a lotto ticket!
     
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    I would take care of that corrosion on the terminals still impressive though.
     
  9. Jul 5, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    Very impressive. What’s the mileage?
     
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    I’m on my 4th OEM battery (all replaced under warranty).....never got 15mo out of them, let alone 15yrs
     
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    The truck only has 105k on it. It did lots of sitting in some years due to a commute I had that made a smaller car a better idea, gas mileage-wise. Daughter's boyfriend forgot to turn the key all the way off about 8 years ago, ran it down and had to jump once. No heat to speak of up here in Northern NE compared to most places in the US.

    Hope I didn't jinx it, no shit. LOL! Been holding off posting, and have always thought even mentioning it on this thread was full of risk (but did a few times, anyway).
     
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    Wow! I’m on my 3rd battery on the 15
     
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    Never gonna see 15 years from a battery in Florida
     
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    I’m on 6 yrs. But will probably replace this fall. I just got a notification from advance auto, they now carry the DiEHard batteries.
     
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    I'm going to let this battery go until it's done, whenever that may be. Can't give up on it now, although I MIGHT clean off the corrosion from the terminals. ;)
     
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    Nice. Got almost 10 out of mine. Gave up the ghost sitting nine months waiting on the frame. New one will be five in the fall.
     
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    Wow, awesome. Mine lasted only 3 years in our 2014 Taco but the OEM Panasonic in our 1993 Yota pickup lasted 8 years.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    i got one month past the 36 month bumper to bumper outta my original 27F battery haha.
     
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    15 years is crazy. I thought I did good with getting 7 years or so out of my last battery and yours went twice as long. I’m pleased with the Toyota truestart batteries.
     

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