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Old 12th April 2009, 00:02   #106
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I have been running the original Exide battery on my car for the last 2 and a half years. No problems whatsoever. It includes leaving the cabin light switched ON overnight.

The battery is due for a replacement when I return since the car hasn't been used for 3 months now. The battery must have died on me.
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...The battery is due for a replacement when I return since the car hasn't been used for 3 months now. The battery must have died on me.
If you have disconnected the battery, you might still have a chance!
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I have been running the original Exide battery on my car for the last 2 and a half years. No problems whatsoever. It includes leaving the cabin light switched ON overnight.

The battery is due for a replacement when I return since the car hasn't been used for 3 months now. The battery must have died on me.
You are right. A batt over 2 1/2 years old and not used for 3 months should theoretically be a candidate for replacement. But before you replace the batt, give it to a dealer who can charge and test it for you. If it accepts a charge and tests ok, you will save some money.

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You are right. A batt over 2 1/2 years old and not used for 3 months should theoretically be a candidate for replacement. But before you replace the batt, give it to a dealer who can charge and test it for you. If it accepts a charge and tests ok, you will save some money.
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I got the car started today with a friends help and it came to life in the first crank.
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I got the car started today with a friends help and it came to life in the first crank.
Great! Good to know this. Did you jump start your car?

Either way, it's important to have the battery checked and, if deemed necessary by a batt dealer, fully charged at the earliest. You may be able to extend its life more than a bit.

Cheers!
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Did you jump start your car?
I dont think he jump started.
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Great! Good to know this. Did you jump start your car?

Either way, it's important to have the battery checked and, if deemed necessary by a batt dealer, fully charged at the earliest. You may be able to extend its life more than a bit.

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I dont think he jump started.
No I did not get the car jump started. Just reconnected the battery and it was good to go.
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My wagon r battery died out on me today after almost 4 years. Was an exide. Need to get it replaced tomorrow. From all the posts on this thread, amaron seems to be the one i should go for. If i am not wrong, there's one amaron pro series available with 5 years warranty. Is that good? And how much should it cost?
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The first Exide battery I bought lasted just 15 days after the warranty expired. That was in 1980. Since then, I have switched to AMCO and then Amaron, both of which lasts me 5 years atleast. My present Amaron was bought in March 2003, making it over 6 years old. At least, it is comforting to know that I have made the right decision, as Excide has not improved even now.
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Bought an amaron flo battery. Zero maintenance battery with 4 years warranty (2 years replacement + 2 years pro rata). With all the exide battery woes mentioned here, i am hoping it will give me better service.
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Bought an amaron flo battery. Zero maintenance battery with 4 years warranty (2 years replacement + 2 years pro rata). With all the exide battery woes mentioned here, i am hoping it will give me better service.
What is the AH capacity and cost?
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342 AH. I got it for 3250/- from a services depot.
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Unhappy OE Exide Battery

Hi Guys,
I just had a problem with the Battery and replaced it on my Logan. The OE battery is exide from Renault. Exide guys say that the OE battery will not last more than 2 years (Freedom brand Maintenance Free). Also i find the voltage from the charging terminals is about 12.8 volts only when the battery is connected. If i raise the engine it goes to about 13V. Is really the Battery is culprit or Regulator/Alternator is culprit (there is no indication of anything faulty in the console)
The OE battery is just 22 months old
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Hi Guys,
I just had a problem with the Battery and replaced it on my Logan. The OE battery is exide from Renault. Exide guys say that the OE battery will not last more than 2 years (Freedom brand Maintenance Free). Also i find the voltage from the charging terminals is about 12.8 volts only when the battery is connected. If i raise the engine it goes to about 13V. Is really the Battery is culprit or Regulator/Alternator is culprit (there is no indication of anything faulty in the console)
The OE battery is just 22 months old

OE batteries are notoriously flaky when it comes to service life. But that's not surprising considering car mfrs pay bottom of the barrel prices for OEM batts. You get what you pay for.

That aside, 12.8 at idle and 13v at higher speeds is low. Voltage at the terminal should read between 13.8 and 14.2 volts at engine idle speeds (~800 RPM). Higher revs (~2000-2500 RPM) should produce about 14.4v.

I'd get the alternator's regulator checked ASAP if I were you. You say you replaced the battery, the new one will also be undercharged and wont last very long. Didnt your dealer check the charging system whilst fitting the new battery? They normally do.

Rgds,

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