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  • #16
    A Panasonic AGM lasted 17 years in my former 2000 MX5.
    A Diehard wet cell lasted 15 years in a Mercedes.
    In both cases a $20.(from Walmart) battery tender was attached & plugged in monthly.
    Walt
    CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
    poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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    • #17
      Mine lasted 14 years and was just replaced with an Interstate battery from Costco for under $100. I think it was group size 22. It works and fit great. $15 core until I returned my old battery.


      1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mike K View Post
        Mine lasted 14 years and was just replaced with an Interstate battery from Costco for under $100. I think it was group size 22. It works and fit great. $15 core until I returned my old battery.

        Tender or no tender?
        '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
        Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
        Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
        Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
        Redlines always.
        My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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        • #19
          Bounced between a few replacement choices this week.

          - Exide Extreme 24X from Home Depot, but the clerk there went out of his way to talk me out of it. Many returns and such. I was tempted to get one anyway, since folks are probably returning them as being weak, but that is likely because no one knows HD sells batteries and they are probably shelved for a while. I would have charged mine off the bat, but the clerk was so adamant, that I let it go.

          - Bosch Premium AGM 24 from Pep Boys - Rebadged Exide Edge Group 24 AGM. Had a 4 year replacement warranty from Bosch, but none were on the display, they were all in the back of the store. Pep boys seemed to be shifting to Champion (Johnson Controls), widely on display, and at the cost of $190, (before 25% online discount), and Champion so prominently displayed, I wasnt convinced that Pep boys would still be dealing in the Bosch/Exide units if I had warranty issues later.

          - Try another Deka Intimidator/rebadges AGM - Sears Advanced Gold, Duracell Platinum, Super Start Platinum. The Sears version I am replacing lasted a respectable 6.5 years, no Tender but charged maybe 3x in 6 years just because, but I wasnt in the mood to shell out another $190-$200 this time around.

          Settled on a rebadged Deka 724MF, as the Napa Legend Premium Group 24 rebadge. about $104 after online/reserve discount and core credit.

          Have the Napa 8424 on the charger right now to top it up. Will run a Tender on this one, so start the clock.....

          Testing my cheap battery on a tender theory this time.

          Just realized that is has an 84 month warranty! Wow!
          Last edited by tr6harris; 10-28-2018, 12:00 PM.
          '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
          Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
          Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
          Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
          Redlines always.
          My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tr6harris View Post

            Tender or no tender?
            No tender. Stored in an unheated garage winters too.
            1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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            • #21
              I use an Odyssey pc680 as well. Small lightweight battery. Still going strong after 7 years.

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              • #22
                I've been tracking the battery conversation with interest because i'll eventually replace the standard (non-sealed) battery currently in the car, but who knows when that'll be. It's a marine battery, which means my dad likely installed it (he lived on the coast), which makes it at least 15 years old now. Still cranks fine, even down to 30 degrees.
                Bill Connell
                1969 TR6 CC28790
                St. Paul MN

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