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#1 Old 03-21-2009, 06:03 PM
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Battery help

Hey all,

I searched this site several times for any discussion on batteries (so I'm familiar with Gonzo's legendary adventure with OEMs lol) but I'm having a hard time locating a good replacement for my OEM...

The problem I'm running into is the fact that no place in my area offers a battery w/CCA higher than 640. I've called Advanced, Autozone and I'm about to try Sears. The Duralast Gold series is only offered in 640 CCAs for whatever reason and same thing with the Autocraft Titanium.

Any ideas? How are the Sears batteries? I'd like to keep it at $100 if possible.
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I'm having a hard time locating a good replacement for my OEM...
The problem I'm running into is the fact that no place in my area offers a battery w/CCA higher than 640.

Any ideas?
It was a little over $100 ($142-$25 rebate = $117) at Sam's club, but the Optima red top Model 35 I put in my Mo has a CCA rating of 720.
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According to the 2005 Service Manual, the OEM battery is supposedly rated at either 582 CCA (standard) or 720 (w/Intelligent Key).

A battery with 640 CCAs is more than adequate to handle your MO. Why are you concerned that it is not sufficient?

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Yeah, what joe said about CCA. I am really happy with the Duralast Gold. Good warranty.

I dropped one in the MO a couple years back, liked it so much that when the Altima battery died, put one in there. Gave the Altima to my son and now have a G-35 and that batt was 4 years old so I put one in there also.

Plenty of CCA!

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CostCo has a good replacement on the cheap. I'd go there...

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Interstate Batteries are a popular replacement battery here in my area. Try this link. Interstate Batteries

And, being from MN, I LOVE CCA's! The more the better!

Of course the group size that fits the Murano only offers CCA's in the 700 range.
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I'm a more CCA's the better guy as well. They come in handy on camping trips!

If you can't find anything that suites you at an AutoZone, then I'll back up DaveC and say that Interstate makes a very good battery as well. That's what my old man always used in his cars when I was growing up. They rarely ever went out during the hard Alaskan winters. I had one in my old 1982 Ford Granada but replaced it when I ran it out one summer with a DuraLast Gold.

Good luck in your search! I hope you find something that suites you...

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According to the 2005 Service Manual, the OEM battery is supposedly rated at either 582 CCA (standard) or 720 (w/Intelligent Key).

A battery with 640 CCAs is more than adequate to handle your MO. Why are you concerned that it is not sufficient?

-njjoe
Ohhh... that's my mistake then, I was under the impression that 640 was what the OEM had, so I guess that's the problem. 640 will be fine then, I'll see if I can find an autozone to get the duralast gold. Thanks guys!
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The Duralast Gold is an excellent battery for the MO. Numerous members have opted to go with the Duralast Gold and I do not recall any complaints.

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The Duralast Gold is an excellent battery for the MO. Numerous members have opted to go with the Duralast Gold and I do not recall any complaints.

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Well that's good to know, I put in the 640CCA Duralast Gold from Autozone. Thanks guys!
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I do not know how long the Duralast Gold lasted in the Murano as I traded it in, but it lasted 3years 1 month in my wife FX. The OEM quit after 2 years 8 months.
I am not totally sold on the Duralast Gold but the Optima Red Top is $230! I do not think it is worth the money.

I have marked my outlook calendar to change the battery every 3 years. I do not want my wife stranded again.

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I am not totally sold on the Duralast Gold but the Optima Red Top is $230! I do not think it is worth the money.
Shop around. I got my Red Top at Sam's Club less than a year ago for just under $125.
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naffdur,

thank you for the suggestion, I do not shop in Costco or Sam's club though.

My experience is that batteries last approximately 3 years so I will change them every 3 years as a preventive measure. "Plain and simple"..

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I agree with you Kris. I always get mine from costco. Change it right before the 3rd year ends and you get a new battery every time for life--free. Costco battery people was the one who recommended it.
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Change it right before the 3rd year ends and you get a new battery every time for life--free. Costco battery people was the one who recommended it.
Free? How do you pull that one off?

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