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Old 13 Aug 2003, 02:47 pm   #1 (permalink)
Artfulcodger
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Joe-- I forgot to mention for a V-6 in a northern climate I would have at
least 90 cranking amps--Here in Ontario they go for around $100 cdn.

The reason they do not last indefinitely is because manufacturers would
sooner sell you three or four over the life of the car.

That too is my not so humble opinion but one could spark a full blown
discussion just on planned obsolescence alone, be it batteries, tires, spark
plugs, air filters etc etc etc

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"Joe" <Joe@joe.net> wrote in message
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> A few times in the last few weeks I'll go to start the old 99 and I'll get
> all the dash lights but nothing, no turn over. Then I'll wait a seconds

and
> perhaps turn off the ac / fan and she'll start up. I think this is the
> battery?
>
> I've never replaced the battery in this car and as I said it's a 99. Is

that
> a normal battery life span? and if so what type of new battery should I

get?
>
> How come batteries don't last forever, I figured because of the charging
> system batteries would last forever.
>
> Thanks for the info.
>
>
>



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Old 13 Aug 2003, 03:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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ok thanks for the info & insight.


"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Joe-- I forgot to mention for a V-6 in a northern climate I would have at
> least 90 cranking amps--Here in Ontario they go for around $100 cdn.
>
> The reason they do not last indefinitely is because manufacturers would
> sooner sell you three or four over the life of the car.
>
> That too is my not so humble opinion but one could spark a full blown
> discussion just on planned obsolescence alone, be it batteries, tires,

spark
> plugs, air filters etc etc etc
>
> Artfulcodger
>
>
> a
> "Joe" <Joe@joe.net> wrote in message
> news:Ogu_a.136094$o%2.58869@sccrnsc02...
> > A few times in the last few weeks I'll go to start the old 99 and I'll

get
> > all the dash lights but nothing, no turn over. Then I'll wait a seconds

> and
> > perhaps turn off the ac / fan and she'll start up. I think this is the
> > battery?
> >
> > I've never replaced the battery in this car and as I said it's a 99. Is

> that
> > a normal battery life span? and if so what type of new battery should I

> get?
> >
> > How come batteries don't last forever, I figured because of the charging
> > system batteries would last forever.
> >
> > Thanks for the info.
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 13 Aug 2003, 07:02 pm   #3 (permalink)
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barry@psyber.com wrote:
> Related to this, why, in my 2001 Camry Solara manual (V6) does it
> tell me I shouldn't change the battery and it should be done at
> the dealer?
>
> Will removing the battery cause an error in the engine computer or
> something?
>
> b.


There is danger of explosion with any used battery WHEN you remove
either cable. There is also the matter of erasing memory settings
i.e., the engine computer, transmission computer, radio, anti theft,
and all other accessories with memory. There is a way to prevent
memory losses when the battery is removed.
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Old 14 Aug 2003, 06:56 am   #4 (permalink)
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90 cranking amps? Should this not be CCA and about 600?


"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Joe-- I forgot to mention for a V-6 in a northern climate I would have at
> least 90 cranking amps--Here in Ontario they go for around $100 cdn.
>
> The reason they do not last indefinitely is because manufacturers would
> sooner sell you three or four over the life of the car.
>
> That too is my not so humble opinion but one could spark a full blown
> discussion just on planned obsolescence alone, be it batteries, tires,

spark
> plugs, air filters etc etc etc
>
> Artfulcodger
>
>
> a
> "Joe" <Joe@joe.net> wrote in message
> news:Ogu_a.136094$o%2.58869@sccrnsc02...
> > A few times in the last few weeks I'll go to start the old 99 and I'll

get
> > all the dash lights but nothing, no turn over. Then I'll wait a seconds

> and
> > perhaps turn off the ac / fan and she'll start up. I think this is the
> > battery?
> >
> > I've never replaced the battery in this car and as I said it's a 99. Is

> that
> > a normal battery life span? and if so what type of new battery should I

> get?
> >
> > How come batteries don't last forever, I figured because of the charging
> > system batteries would last forever.
> >
> > Thanks for the info.
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 14 Aug 2003, 10:25 am   #5 (permalink)
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Oops Car Guy is right. Seems to me here in a southern Canadian climate we
use apporximately 700 CCA for best results. Hope you weren't put off by my
goog Joe.


"Car Guy" <NOSPAM@ISP.COM> wrote in message
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> 90 cranking amps? Should this not be CCA and about 600?
>
>
> "Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:xBw_a.180525$hOa.149138@news02.bloor.is.net.c able.rogers.com...
> > Joe-- I forgot to mention for a V-6 in a northern climate I would have

at
> > least 90 cranking amps--Here in Ontario they go for around $100 cdn.
> >
> > The reason they do not last indefinitely is because manufacturers would
> > sooner sell you three or four over the life of the car.
> >
> > That too is my not so humble opinion but one could spark a full blown
> > discussion just on planned obsolescence alone, be it batteries, tires,

> spark
> > plugs, air filters etc etc etc
> >
> > Artfulcodger
> >
> >
> > a
> > "Joe" <Joe@joe.net> wrote in message
> > news:Ogu_a.136094$o%2.58869@sccrnsc02...
> > > A few times in the last few weeks I'll go to start the old 99 and I'll

> get
> > > all the dash lights but nothing, no turn over. Then I'll wait a

seconds
> > and
> > > perhaps turn off the ac / fan and she'll start up. I think this is the
> > > battery?
> > >
> > > I've never replaced the battery in this car and as I said it's a 99.

Is
> > that
> > > a normal battery life span? and if so what type of new battery should

I
> > get?
> > >
> > > How come batteries don't last forever, I figured because of the

charging
> > > system batteries would last forever.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the info.
> > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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