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Is my battery cactus?

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by TJohn, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah replaced under warranty and then the replacement didn't last long either. Bought an Excide come out of the same factory down the Port way it too **** itself. Fitted a Supercharge dual purpose and it has lasted over 5 years. Century are really cheap in Adelaide, if you know where to buy them but hit and miss in the way of reliability.
     
  2. Trevor loves holden.

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    Battery is like most things, they need maintenance too, a lot of them sit to long in stock undercharge, worst thing for batteries is leaving them flat to long but u can bring them back to life with charging them at a low voltage, there are even chargers now that can fix the build up on the plates, sulfation is caused when a battery's State-of-Charge drops below 100% for long periods or under charging. Hard lead sulfate crystals fills the pours and coats the plates. Recharging a sulfated battery is like trying to wash your hands with gloves on.

    Wont work on all battery's, I've fixed a few in my time but it takes at less a week of charging breaking down the sulfate crystals.
     
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    I've had Repco, SCA, Exide, Century, all fail within 2-3 years ACdelco and supercharge Gold I find last up to 5 years depending on maintenance and how often you leave your car undriven.
     
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    So what you are saying, it's not a Century battery specific issue, it's an issue that strikes all brands, which really helps anyone decide which brand to buy.....

    I was only mentioning my dealings with the brand and what issues LOSH had, so people could use this as a guide on making a decision on what to buy....so perhaps re-read what I've written, along with LOSH and see how your post helps
     
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