New battery time...which one has work best for you? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 12-25-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
New battery time...which one has work best for you?

Batteries are not doing so well, and I think it contributing to my poor start & run performance in colder weather, and I don't want it them to kill my FICM (might be too late), but I'll get the batteries first anyway. I have walmart, autozone, Oreillys, Crow Burlington, and NAPA to name the very few options around here. Maybe a few more options within 50 miles

2006 F-250 XLT, SCT x3, Insight CTS w/EGT, OEM down pipe-4" exhuast, Flo-Pro 4" performance muffler, Diesel Site Coolant filter, Final Charge ELC coolant. Update Fuel regulator spring, B&W Turnover Gooseneck hitch. Ranch Hand Front Bumper/brushguard.

98 Dodge/cummins 12 valve, 06 Jeep Liberty Diesel
Horsestrokin is offline  
post #2 of 16 Old 12-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HOUTX01X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 10
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsestrokin View Post
Batteries are not doing so well, and I think it contributing to my poor start & run performance in colder weather, and I don't want it them to kill my FICM (might be too late), but I'll get the batteries first anyway. I have walmart, autozone, Oreillys, Crow Burlington, and NAPA to name the very few options around here. Maybe a few more options within 50 miles
here are a few for ya
Need new batterys, what to get??

batteries?

'11 F250 KR
XRT Pro, H&S SX-E turbo kit, NoLimit intake/intercooler
OUO bars/blocks
-EGR,CCV,1993pf
Leveled w/ 35 atII
HOUTX01X is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here is one more.
Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Service Coupons | Save Money on Your Next Service Appointment | FLMowner.com
2 stroker

06 F350 4x4 PSD Lariat FX4 CC LB
Edge Insight CTS Expandable Pyro
AutoMeter Fuel Pressure Gauge
Updated Fuel Reg. Kit 3C3Z-9T517-AG
Amsoil By-Pass(Amsoil 5w40)
Delo ELC Coolant
Coolant Filtration System
pulling a 14,000 lb Alpenlite 5er
97 F350 4x4 PSD CC LB
PacBrake&ATS converter lockup
3" dp 4" exhaust
TruCool 28,000 lb cooler
Tymar Intake
A piller EGT,Boost,Trans
2 stroker is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
If you have a Sears Auto around, I'd go with Diehard. That's all I've ever had and never had an issue. A buddy of mine just bought some Optima Redtops from Advance Auto Parts and really liks them but they are around $50 more per battery.

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 12:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Raul@Stealth Automotive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
i use nothing but motorcraft... i have used high end Optima Yellow and red tops and have been pretty disappointed with the results on a diesel....
Raul@Stealth Automotive is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Chango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Costco batteries for me! Easy on the wallet and do the job. There was a big test of all popular battery in consumer reports and the costco were top 5 in most categories. It was a few months ago

Awesome thread on oil / cold start issues for 6.0 ----> http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...ably-like.html
Troubleshooting a no Start Condition ---> http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0...condition.html
Still using Ford Coolant? ----> http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0...nce-temps.html
Chango is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 09:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
007.3Powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gardner Ks
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i agree with Raul i love my motorcrafts.
007.3Powerstroke is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 12-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Davey~do's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lumberton, TX
Posts: 855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Replaced mine with Duralast Golds and they've been doing just fine.

The brand of battery doesn't make a huge difference. Just make sure of two things: Replace it with batteries of sufficient amperage; Replace batteries in pairs. One weak battery will kill a brand new battery pretty quickly.
Davey~do is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 12-27-2010, 09:20 AM
Premium Member
 
bondsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moyock, NC
Posts: 1,273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get batteries with the best warranty. So if they go bad before the warranty expires, you can get two new ones....

05 F250 4x4 CC, 9.5" Rize/Icon, 38" Toyos, 20x12 Pacers, 5" MBRP, AFE stage 2, Cass 190s, Powermax, ELC w/filter, RCD EGR delete
04 Excursion 4x4, vacation bus
Project 1979 F250 6.0 powered in progress


bondsman is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 12-27-2010, 09:34 AM
Serving Our Country!

 
topdwg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 2,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Duralast golds for me too. They seemed to have the best warranty / best price when I bought mine.

2012 F-350 SRW King Ranch
SOLD - 2004 Lariat F-250 4x4
6.5 Pro Comp Lift W/ Fox Shocks, DeeZee Tool Box, 08 Diff. Cover, 37x13.5/20's Pro Comps, Zoodad Mod, SCT w/custom tunes, 4 in EX., AFE Intake, ARP, Recon Lights, High Idle Mod, RCD EGR Delete, Fumoto Valve, Oil Bypass Kit, 03 Turbo, Yukon Gears, Farmboy Stage II Traction Bars, Dieselsite Coolant Kit, Amsoil, HIDS, Edge Insight CS, PHP FICM
topdwg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel 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:
OR

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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome