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What kind of battery should I get for my 2000 3.0 duratec. Went to wal mart and they dont even carry a battery for it. Gonna check autozone tomorrow. Just need to know what to look for and about how much it will cost???

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I can find a battery listed for a 3.0 vulcan but for some reason i cant find one listed for the duratec. I would assume that the same btattery would work either way. I just thought since there wasnt one listed it might be something specific. If the same battery would work that would be great.
 

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Go to Sears and get a Diehard Gold battery. I bought one a year ago for $80 and I got a free cooler with it. Diehards are great batteries and last for a LONG time! Teh Duratec does take a different battery AFAIK, so you should def. go to a shop and have them determine what is best for your car, but I recommend Sears!

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All batteries made by Johnson Controls, INC. are some of the best of the business.

Diehard, Everstart, Pro-Start, and Duralast happen to be some of them.
 

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If you want a regular battery, it doesn't really matter what brand you get. If you want a premium battery, skip the Optimas and go for an Odyssey. Now rather than me explaining that comment for the 3rd or 4th time, you can do a search and you'll find several threads on batteries. :)
 

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Are there any other options, such as a sealed battery. I am going to relocate my battery to my trunk, and would prefer something sealed. I can't find an Optima for the Duratec. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Originally posted by Kermit@May 23 2004, 04:07 PM
Are there any other options, such as a sealed battery.  I am going to relocate my battery to my trunk, and would prefer something sealed.  I can't find an Optima for the Duratec.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I believe if you get an odyssey you won't need to worry about a battery box when you relocate it. But, I might be misinterpretting this:
The ODYSSEY® battery may be installed on its sides at any angle without sacrificing any performance attributes. There is no fear of any acid spillage as ODYSSEY® recycles the internal gas during operation or charging.
But then again, the odyssey is so much smaller than a typical wet or gel cell battery, that you might not need to relocate it. And, I got my odyssey for less than what an optima costs.

http://www.odysseyfactory.com/ody_why.htm
 

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I did a little research. Optima batteries have to be special ordered in the size gen 4 duratec owners would need. You can also bring the battery in and they can match up the size of the battery.

Autozone didnt have a match for the part in the computer, but they said to bring the battery in and they would do a size match. All you need is a similar size with top terminals and you are all set.

Its the same with advanced auto parts and the like.

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Originally posted by Kermit@May 23 2004, 05:07 PM
Are there any other options, such as a sealed battery.  I am going to relocate my battery to my trunk, and would prefer something sealed.  I can't find an Optima for the Duratec.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Umm... if it's going to the trunk, why do you need a battery specific to your car? Get an Odyssey.
 

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I thought they had to be similar in some ways. I guess not, what model number would I need for my car? If it's smaller it wouldn't even fit in a battery box correctly would it? Should it still be protected somehow? Thanks for the help.
 

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The PC925 will exceed your stock battery in every performance aspect. It is also considerably smaller and weighs about half as much. You don't need a box, since the gases are recycled internally. However, you will need to insulate the terminal connections so you don't accidently short the battery out when you load your trunk with cargo. If you are after an extreme high-performance battery, get the PC1200.
 

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a battery listed for the vulcan will work fine. Ive done it before. If you cant find a batt for the dratec....you are not lookin hard enough.

The only diffrence between a vulcan and duratec batt is about 50 CCA.

If your putting a batt in the trunk..any battery will do. I have a battery from a 92 dodge caravan in my trunk....much larger than the duratec battery.

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^Check their prices first. I found that even with shipping, they blow away all the distributors' prices in my area. I would recommend the PC925T, since it has SAE post terminals, whereas the PC925 has female (GM-style) terminals.
 
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