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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by 95exploresport, December 8, 2017.

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      Well shoot...just noticed that my new costco battery doesn't have the same warranty as the old one:

      Old Kirkland brand battery: 36 mo 100% replacement, then the following 64 months are pro-rated, for a total warranty period of 100 mo

      New Interstate brand battery: 42 mo 100% replacement, the end.
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Does any brand warranty a battery for the next owner, not the original buyer? My new 92 Lincoln has an Interstate battery in it, and I haven't checked its age yet.
       
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      Possibly. Most warranties state "original purchaser," but my experience has been that customer service reps don't ask that question. They just check the manufacturing date, and if you're in-warranty they'll usually take care of it.

      Costco is even better in this case. YMMV, but I got my Explorer used with Kirkland-brand tires. Costco had my entire purchase history as a member, so they knew that I probably wasn't the original retail purchaser. They still did free balance/rotations, though, and they honored the pro-rated warranty when I had a tire go flat.

      My advice would be to give it a shot, and maybe mumble an answer if they ask if you're the original purchaser!
       
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      Thanks, that's what I thought I might do. This Lincoln I bought was not driven much(52k miles), and the electrical systems are the most fragile.They often eat batteries when not driven a lot. So the battery is kind of suspect to me, like the stock plug wires and all hoses etc.

      I like that AGM Duracell battery too, I have the Sears version of it, and they were all made by a higher end brand. Sears wants to replace them with their Gold, which is not an AGM battery(I have one of those also).
       
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      Both made by East Penn/Deka, I think...
       
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      Was it the Odyssey brand who makes those?
       
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      Odyssey was manufacturing the Diehard Platinum, but I thought it changed for some reason [​IMG]
       
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      That was the AGM battery they made for a short time. I don't know who makes the Duracell version, just a guess.
       
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      I had a Battery Tender brand battery in an outdoor turnstile machine which is rechargeable. The output was always weak under a load compared to a lead acid battery which it replaced. I've been having issues with it not holding a charge all winter. It had to be recharged every week. Now I have a Harbor Freight 35 amp per hour AGM battery in the machine. So far it's been working in 10* F to 20* F weather for the past 2 days on the original charge.
       
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      I've had a couple of Deka batteries, they are very good.
       
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      That is a great deal. I don't need another battery right now, but they're all getting older.
       

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