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New Battery

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by Superloki24, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Feb 20, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    Superloki24

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    So finally after 6 years the battery in my truck died this morning. Not too bad, 6 years and 165,000kms.

    I went to Costco and got the Energizer 24F AGM battery and I was wondering if anybody else here has that battery? 5 year full warranty replacement isn't bad but I was just wondering what everyone else has.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    Optima yellow top! Sold a few of those energizers when I managed napa. Never had one back in a year there if that helps.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    i don't think the Tacoma alternator has the capacity to sufficiently recharge a AGM battery to keep it working at its peak amperage
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    That's good to know. I was looking at the Optima batteries as well, but read some reviews on them saying that their quality has dropped off in the last couple of years. Something about outsourcing to another company to make the batteries.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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    I heard that also
     
  6. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    My original battery lasted ~7 years before it "hard crashed." I replaced it with a Advance Auto "Silver" battery, and that's been going strong the last 5 years.

    When it dies, will probably head to Costco for a Interstate (lead acid) battery because it's hard to beat the price. If you have any problems with it, Costco will replace it "no questions asked."
     
  7. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    Yeah it's hard to beat the Costco return policy. That was one of the reasons why I went there.
     
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    I wonder if anyones run one of those lithium ion batteries
     
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    Not familiar with those, do you have a link?
     
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    I'll wait until the price comes down before even considering it. Frankly my Tacoma probably won't notice the weight loss.

    Curious about the projected lifespan of that battery...current lead-acid batteries are good for ~6 years. I can buy quite a few of those for what that one costs.
     
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    Um, lead acid batteries typically go at 3 years
     
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