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Old 01-06-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default World record for OE battery?

I just pulled the OE Panasonic battery out of my bay. After 13 years, summers and winters. Every nut and bolt had to be busted to get it out, (I spent $10 for new J bolts, but got away with off-the-shelf hardware, otherwise.)

The Toyota dealer has told me my battery "failed" their test at every oil change for about 3 years now.

It still didn't give me ANY problems. But I decided I wouldn't risk getting stranded any longer. So I got a new battery from Walmart for $98
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Yup, that's gotta be some kind of record. I consider 5-6 years up here to be exceptional.
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If you get more than 3 years out of any lead acid battery here in Phoenix, you are in a minority.
OEM batteries in general quit faster, so your story is a miracle.
You should start a church - I hear there may be a religious image burned into the side of the battery??
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