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Old 06-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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My Car battery died and I cant find anyone to boost me. Out of the three people who said they will, non of us have cables. I live near Walmart and can go buy a new battery lol is this acceptable? anything specific or brand I should get or is a battery a battery
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The biggest thing to pay attention to is which side the battery posts are and what the cold cranking amps are. I wouldn't exactly expect a Walmart battery to last as long as a Optima but it should work just fine
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It should do you fine. I'm sure they have a guide and you can find the one you need for your car

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Make sure it's not just bad connections
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Make sure it's not just bad connections
Yes check that TRUST ME. I had cars not start cause the connections needed to be replaced or coke poured on them
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Yep. I thought I needed a new battery but my connections weren't right enough. Can save you a 100$ bill.
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It's a battery. Wal-Mart Maxx Everstart has 590 CCA I believe with 3 years free and 2 years prorated at $99.98 before taxes. It's 59 I believe. You can go with or the 2 year battery with less CCA and just 2 year free replacement. I think that one is 58? Either way make sure you check the date on the battery. Should have a circle with Month/Year date on it. Get the newest one.
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Yep. I thought I needed a new battery but my connections weren't right enough. Can save you a 100$ bill.
I had to tow my car cause I didn't know better. When I look back I can't believe how dumb a mistake I made
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My Car battery died and I cant find anyone to boost me. Out of the three people who said they will, non of us have cables. I live near Walmart and can go buy a new battery lol is this acceptable? anything specific or brand I should get or is a battery a battery
You have a Turbo Cobra, yet you have no cables?

Now you want to put an El-Cheapo battery in it/

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You have a Turbo Cobra, yet you have no cables?

Now you want to put an El-Cheapo battery in it/

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The "Everstart" brand was made by a company by the name of Johnson Control prior to 2007, and now made by Exide. Johnson Control is also known as the battery maker for the Autozone Dura-last battery. The ones made by Johnson Control had a slightly better reputation then those currently made by Exide. As we all know, Wally Mart has a price issue, so they buy in bulk, and at a low price to pass on to their consumers. Its a good battery, with a good warranty. If you check Consumer Reports, these batteries have a low return count, meaning they have not had a high failure rate while in use, and therefor did not have to be returned for a core replacement. For a long while they had a Consumer Reports "Best buy" rating for 2 years straight. They have an excellent reputation for cold start conditions, and thats the toughest test you can place on a battery.
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I always buy Walmart Everstart Maax batteries, they are the cheapest, and if you have an issue you are pretty much always near a Walmart store to get it replaced.
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Ended up getting a MotoMaster battery for $109.99
590CCA/710CA - RESERVE MIN = 100 - MOTOMASTER - OE CCA: 540
whatever that means.
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CCA= cold cranking amps. Any box store battery is fine really. Wally world, autozone, advance, mine has a Napa. I had and Optima Yellow in my Cobra just because I had a higher compression motor with a higher torque starter but its total overkill for a stock motor. A well maintained budget battery will last YEARS and never have a problem. Ppl get too hung up on the magical omfgwtfbbq batteries.
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Optima red has 800 CCA
my MotoMaster only has 590CCA
what does that convert to in layman's terms
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In laymans terms you are fine.
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Yes check that TRUST ME. I had cars not start cause the connections needed to be replaced or coke poured on them
I've never heard of using Coke. Doesn't it make everything all sticky and attract a lot of Bees?
Lol. Now I want to try it!
I have always just used Baking Soda...
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I've never heard of using Coke. Doesn't it make everything all sticky and attract a lot of Bees?

Lol. Now I want to try it!

I have always just used Baking Soda...

Nope. It actually takes corrosion off very nicely. It's pretty scary to watch something we drink, do what it does.
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Nope. It actually takes corrosion off very nicely. It's pretty scary to watch something we drink, do what it does.
Stomach acid would do the same thing or better so... With all the crap available to eat these days nothing surprises me lol.
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Haha
That's what I was about to say. I dont know what keeps the stomach acid from eating its way through our bodies and spilling out all over the place!
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That's what I was about to say. I dont know what keeps the stomach acid from eating its way through our bodies and spilling out all over the place!
A good stomach lining is made out of carbon fiber. Actually a big problem these days is that ricers are getting ulcers from using ebay stomach linings.
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That's what I was about to say. I dont know what keeps the stomach acid from eating its way through our bodies and spilling out all over the place!
just make sure you use the mustang formula
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If you use Coca Cola or a generic soda, run some water so you don't have a bee hive wanting to move in. WD40 works well also. Use a little petroleum on the cables and inside the post connectors. It should be good for about a year or so. Keeps the corrosion from coming back.
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