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Old 04 Nov 2010, 01:43 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
other life limit on the battery?
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Old 04 Nov 2010, 01:45 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On 11/4/2010 2:43 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
> other life limit on the battery?



The car will tell you.
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Old 04 Nov 2010, 03:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Steve Giannoni" <casagiannoni@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
> other life limit on the battery?


Which of the 3 (or more) are you referring to? There is the HV battery, 12V
battery, and key fob battery.

For the HV: Remove the cover and inspect the bus bars for corrosion
indicating terminal seal electrolyte leakage. Also have a shop with the
proper scan tool log the min and max block voltages while under heavy drain
and heavy charge currents. The bigger the difference between the 2 voltages
(delta V) the weaker the pack. See:
http://lusciousgarage.com/blog/comme..._battery_test/

For the 12V: do a simple load test and check the electrolyte levels (acid).
the battery will either be AGM or flooded. If there is no free liquid in
any of the cells it is AGM, if there is free liquid top it off with
distilled water. Either way the case plastic is translucent so it should be
easy to tell.

For the FOB: just replace it, they are cheap. They are 3 for $1 at the
Dollar Tree store near me.


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Old 05 Nov 2010, 12:29 am   #4 (permalink)
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Steve Giannoni wrote:
> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
> other life limit on the battery?



Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally good.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 02:05 am   #5 (permalink)
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In article <rKLAo.16259$NM2.14681@newsfe22.iad>, Leftie <No@Thanks.net>
wrote:

> Steve Giannoni wrote:
> > Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
> > other life limit on the battery?

>
>
> Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
> miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
> corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally good.


Have you had to replace the other battery? You know, the one that drives
the accessories? Mine (on my 2005 Prius) died after about 5 years.

--LG
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 11:40 am   #6 (permalink)
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Had to replace the 12V battery about 2 years ago ...

On Fri, 05 Nov 2010 00:05:57 -0700, Lawrence Greenwald
<lawrence.greenwald@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>In article <rKLAo.16259$NM2.14681@newsfe22.iad>, Leftie <No@Thanks.net>
>wrote:
>
>> Steve Giannoni wrote:
>> > Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
>> > other life limit on the battery?

>>
>>
>> Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
>> miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
>> corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally good.

>
>Have you had to replace the other battery? You know, the one that drives
>the accessories? Mine (on my 2005 Prius) died after about 5 years.
>
>--LG

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Old 05 Nov 2010, 06:01 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Lawrence Greenwald wrote:
> In article <rKLAo.16259$NM2.14681@newsfe22.iad>, Leftie <No@Thanks.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Steve Giannoni wrote:
>>> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
>>> other life limit on the battery?

>>
>> Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
>> miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
>> corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally good.

>
> Have you had to replace the other battery? You know, the one that drives
> the accessories? Mine (on my 2005 Prius) died after about 5 years.
>
> --LG



5 years is a long time for the accessory battery. 3 years is normal.
Decca makes a replacement that is probably better than OEM for that.
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Old 21 Nov 2010, 08:39 am   #8 (permalink)
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"Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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> Lawrence Greenwald wrote:
>> In article <rKLAo.16259$NM2.14681@newsfe22.iad>, Leftie <No@Thanks.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Steve Giannoni wrote:
>>>> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
>>>> other life limit on the battery?
>>>
>>> Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
>>> miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
>>> corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally
>>> good.

>>
>> Have you had to replace the other battery? You know, the one that drives
>> the accessories? Mine (on my 2005 Prius) died after about 5 years.
>>
>> --LG

>
>
> 5 years is a long time for the accessory battery. 3 years is normal.
> Decca makes a replacement that is probably better than OEM for that.


My daughter's Hyundai Accent had a battery last 7 yrs!!


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Old 21 Nov 2010, 08:58 am   #9 (permalink)
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In article <4ce92f1a$0$25357$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au> ,
"Sekula" <whome@hotmail.com> wrote:

> "Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
> news:l8%Ao.8566$E64.1859@newsfe11.iad...
> > Lawrence Greenwald wrote:
> >> In article <rKLAo.16259$NM2.14681@newsfe22.iad>, Leftie <No@Thanks.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Steve Giannoni wrote:
> >>>> Still driving my 2001, performing as new ! Any info on the time or
> >>>> other life limit on the battery?
> >>>
> >>> Lab tests on the current version of the pack indicate about 180k
> >>> miles under normal driving conditions. Older packs are prone to
> >>> corrosion at one or two terminals, but potential life may be equally
> >>> good.
> >>
> >> Have you had to replace the other battery? You know, the one that drives
> >> the accessories? Mine (on my 2005 Prius) died after about 5 years.
> >>
> >> --LG

> >
> >
> > 5 years is a long time for the accessory battery. 3 years is normal.
> > Decca makes a replacement that is probably better than OEM for that.

>
> My daughter's Hyundai Accent had a battery last 7 yrs!!


My 2003 Prius finally had to have its original accessory battery
replaced after 7 aand half years.
--
Michael LeVine - mlevine@redshift.com
"Thirty days hath September, April, June and November.
All the rest have thirty one except for Gypsy Rose Lee
and every one knew what she had" - Mel Blanc
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Old 21 Nov 2010, 09:43 am   #10 (permalink)
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In article <mlevinespmfltr-35B9EC.06581721112010@news.supernews.com>,
"Michael N. LeVine" <mlevinespmfltr@redshift.com> wrote:

> > My daughter's Hyundai Accent had a battery last 7 yrs!!

>
> My 2003 Prius finally had to have its original accessory battery
> replaced after 7 aand half years.


my 2004 model had it have its 12V battery replaced after six years.

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