Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Longmont, Colorado
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Time for a new battery
I went to start the Jeep this evening to make sure it was ready for a trip tomorrow, but the battery didn't have enough voltage to even click the solenoid. After having the battery charger tell me after a couple minutes that the battery was fully charged, and cleaning the posts, I decided that maybe I should look at that little date sticker on the battery. It seems that 11 years and 2 months was just a little longer than this battery could survive.
So what do you guys think about battery brands these days? This one is an Interstate.
I have a 1984 CJ7 258ci without a winch or extra lights. I like lots of battery power so I always buy the largest that will fit. I do a lot of engine cranking because the carburetor dries out between trips. My Jeep is for trails, so everything gets bounced around a lot. When not doing trail trips my Jeep gets to lounge around in the garage, so it does not get a lot of cold time in the winter.
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