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Old 9th June 2010, 20:09   #301
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Corolla H5 - March 2006 - Exide. Lasted for exactly 14 months!

Replaced with Bosch and its still going strong after 3 yrs.

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Old 9th June 2010, 20:27   #302
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My Swift VDi OEM battery is weak, sometimes it takes two tries to get her started.
Its 2.5 yrs since I bought my swift. The technician says the batteries for Diesel engies needs to be replaced between 2nd and 3rd year.
Looking for a replacement shortly, will update the price when I replace it - prorbably by this weekend.
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Old 10th June 2010, 12:04   #303
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My 2006 Indica Xeta had the OEM battery till I sold it just a couple months back. While checked in the last service, the A.S.S people told its still strong
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Old 10th June 2010, 13:08   #304
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Hi,

Off topic here, but

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My Swift VDi OEM battery is weak, sometimes it takes two tries to get her started.
This could be due to a faulty glow plug too!
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my esteem's OEM exide battery lasted 2 yrs and 8 months.

have replaced it with amaron flo.
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OEM Battery which came on my Palio 1.2 is 6 years old now and still working fine. Its the trusted Amaron.
Wherein my accent's OEM was Exide and lasted less than 3 years now its the second Exide running fine since past 2 years.

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Have a 2006 march santro which is still running on the OEM battery and still goin strong.
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Ford motorcraft lasted 3 years out of which 8 months were in standstill)
next Bosch DIN 44 4 years and 2 months.
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OEM on the palio is still running strong after 5+years.
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Default Exide OEM - Built to a price

My Altis' OEM Exide battery worked perfectly for 20 months before showing signs of failure. And this after perfect maintenance. Completely unacceptable.

Read about it here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...oes-again.html (Oh No! Exide battery woes again)

Cheers!
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I haven't retained cars for more than two years so cant comment on my own experience.

But can share my mothers experience.

Jan 96 1996 M800. OE Exide NS40. Lasted till 2001 May.(required regular topup of distilled water)
Replaced with Amaron Pro-LIfe: Lasted till 2007 December

Replaced with Tata Green MF battery which still running strong.

The Secret behind the life of the batteries, My guess:

1. Daily Use, Car rarely left idle till date.
2. No Electrical Accessories/Modifications.
3. Regular periodic service by MASS

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aditya.86 : Have a 2006 march santro which is still running on the OEM battery and still goin strong.
@Aditya, it will help you specify the make & model of the battery, and how much you have run + load (additional ICE etc)
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Exide Battery in my Accent Gave up today.
According to the Manufacturing date,it ran for 63 Months
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Have a 2006 march santro which is still running on the OEM battery and still goin strong.
Mine OEM battery, Exide which came in my santro Apr-2006 works fine till date. Used my car almost daily, Extensive use of A.C. in summers.

Yesterday i got battery water checked/topped up at Exide dealer and he says it still looks good. volt before and after crank was checked.

However he added that 1st battery, the OEM one would certainly out-perform your 2nd battery cause the car alternator, engine, starter motor, A.C. electrical parts, puts less power loads in initial years and after initial 4-5 years, as these parts are not services as they should be, or they cannot perform like they did, when they came from factory, hence the 2nd battery would have to deal with more loads and the battery would last little less than your 1st battery.

I think the logic applied by him is quite true, what others say ?
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Maruti Van, bought September 1986, the battery lasted me for 8 (eight) winters. Used to regularly top up with pure Delhi tap water and keep the car in decent shape. Japanese brand, forget the name, friends at MUL then were not surprised since the batteries were lasting 5-6 years. Non airc-on car, weak stereo.

Other cars since then, typically 3-4 years. Exception: Chevvie Optra 1.6 petrol October 2004, original OE DELCO still going strong, vehicle serviced exclusively at Auto Vikas.

However, newer Maruti Swift Diesel Feb 2008 with Exide OE, went for 40k service yesterday, came back with weak battery and will need to buy a new one tomorow as winter rushes in.

So, I guess a lot of it is luck of the draw, and how much the service station guys fiddle around?
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