AC Delco batteries

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Bernie

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I put a pair of Kirkland's (Costco brand made by Johnson Controls - same folks who make the Die Hard for Sears) in my truck last year and they're doing great. Left all the radios and a portable heater on in the truck overnight at 18* and it started right up the next morning.

Got one in the wife's truck too that's 5 years old now and never had a problem with it. Could leave the lights on overnight and still crank it the next morning.
 
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I have heard that the Optimas have developed issues lately, and that saddens me.

I'll never buy another AC Delco.....but that red top in the suburban has performed flawlessly.

We'll see. I dont drive the '01 much anymore, and after 4 days of not running it almost wont start. The 86 has a Die hard truck/suv battery that always did well but even it has had problems lately. I had to jump it today.
 

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My 5 year old AC Delco in my 06 can sit for weeks and start right up first time. I expect it to go at any time but when it does I'll replace it with the exact same battery.
 

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Here is some interesting info on optima batteries and others. This is a thread I started on another forum about batteries.

I must also say it did not end up being the battery after investigation it was a starter issue. Regardless it gave me some good info about battery care and charging.

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22853
 

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My AC Delco battery lasted 5 years. I replaced it with a Kirkland though because it was more product for less money. :dunno:
 
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Well yeah the delco in this 01 is about 4 yes old but you could never really use accessories without the truck running and it's always just seemed weak. The rest of the lot was the same.
 

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Optima is hit or miss... When they DO work, they work good... But the quality control fell through the floor when they started mass producing...
:werd: We have one still kicking ass since 1998, but I hear nothing but bad things from everyone who has bought one in the past few years.
 

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Auto Zone has one it's the top of there line my buddy has one it's going on nine years.

The Duralast batteries kick ass. I just bought a gold top a couple of months ago. My AC/Delco crapped out on me. I had a red top Duralast in my '99, and it was going on 7 years. I've never had any luck with Delco batteries. :dunno:
 

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