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My battery was dead this morning because it was so cold last night. I had to walk 2 blocks to my mothers house to get my Chevy Van which has been sitting for 3 months. Of course the Chevy starts right up every time when it is sitting. I had to blow the thing through the 4 foot snow bank it was behind and drive with a window broken out to get to work. Then I boosted the Taurus after work and let it run awhile thinking the battery would be charged enough. An hour later I tried to start it and no go. I had to buy a new battery. Of course they didn't have the right one in stock and I didn't want to be driving all over starting and stopping with a messed battery so I bought an Exide Coil Cell battery 770 CCA. Mad Vulcan starting powah. Of Course it is too tall and doesn't fit in the battery tray right so I need to rig something tommorrow to stock the positive post from contacting the hood and shorting out.
 

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Yeah, that's when the loss of cold cranking amps on the old batteries comes up. It took me about 15 seconds to get mine going this morning. Normally it's a matter of 3 seconds.
 

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Yeah, I'm fairly close to you guys (Erie) and if we get a few more of these super-cold days I am gonna be out of luck one of these mornings. It's starting to crank pretty slowly. If I was smart I'd go get a new battery before it dies, but I probably won't. I guess 5 years isn't bad for a battery tho.
 

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Originally posted by dIESEL600@Jan 17 2004, 03:31 AM
Yeah, I'm fairly close to you guys (Erie) and if we get a few more of these super-cold days I am gonna be out of luck one of these mornings. It's starting to crank pretty slowly. If I was smart I'd go get a new battery before it dies, but I probably won't. I guess 5 years isn't bad for a battery tho.
My battery was 60 months/5 years old but it is the OE Ford battery and it is a Silver 84 month battery. I could have gone to Ford and collected on the warranty but that would have cost more then I paided for a smaller battery just because it says Ford.
 
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