[Vwdiesel] 04' battery change

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Tue Dec 23 08:45:04 PST 2008

In a message dated 12/23/2008 6:08:02 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net writes:

> One thing on the batteries manufactured for others, they are not the same 
> internally as the brand name ones. I have a friend that worked for Exide for 
> years, and he had some very lengthy explinations (that I don't remember all 
> of) as to why they weren't as good. One thing was the number and quality of 
> the lead plates in them.

  I would think that the CCA would tend to be an indicator as to 
the quality of the battery's build, no???  CA could fudge a little 
with burst power but low cold weather performance but CCA...
  I was surprised to see the Wal Mart battery actually had a slightly 
higher CCA rating than the high quality batteries from the FLAPS. 
  Their killer deal was for the group 49!  Last time I bought one, I 
could only find it at Sears and it was over $100 on sale.  Wal Mart 
has it for the same $66!  I've never had any special luck with 
Sears' batteries.

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