Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > Battery

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Battery Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-11-2012 07:56 PM
geoffmarton
Quote:
Originally Posted by tangofox007 View Post
You are going to replace slightly corroded battery terminals?

A short dunk in a cup of of water and baking soda might save you some trouble.
...or Pepsi, or vinegar. But my experience (admittedly with motorcycles, but electrons behave pretty similarly) has shown that as battery cables (I think I mistakenly said terminals before) age, they can cause issues. If I'm going to spend $219 on a battery, I'm not taking a chance of being stranded instead by a cable that's potentially corroded under the sheath too. A relatively small investment to eliminate a potential future issue, IMO. I don't want to keep carrying a jumper box with me unless I'm going somewhere more remote.
11-11-2012 07:46 PM
tangofox007 You are going to replace slightly corroded battery terminals?

A short dunk in a cup of of water and baking soda might save you some trouble.

Quote:
Originally Posted by geoffmarton View Post
I'm leaning toward the Die Hard Platinum since Sears is everywhere.
At the rate they have been losing money, your battery might last longer than Sears does.
11-11-2012 06:34 PM
geoffmarton
Battery

I've been following the battery threads pretty closely lately, and now it's time - or more specifically, Wednesday is the day.

The battery that came in my TJ is an "Econo Power", and was only installed in January. I guess there's a reason "Econo" is in the name! The cables are slightly corroded on the battery end as well, so those will be replaced too. It takes almost nothing to kill it, and the last time, it was about 4-5 days of sitting idle. It runs just a bit over 14V when running, at least according to the gauge on the dash.

I'm not messing around. I'm going AGM. After reading Jerry's and others' accounts of how good they are (plus having heard the same on Harley forums), that part is settled. Other than ease of warranty claims, is there much difference between brands? I'm leaning toward the Die Hard Platinum since Sears is everywhere. Does anyone have reason to suggest another brand instead?

Thanks!
Geoff
NE FL
05 Sport

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC