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HELP battery question

so i drive my truck tuesday everything is working as normal no problems at all. leave it to sit on wednesday (-40s) and then come thursday try to start it. slow cranking like somebody stuck molasses in the engine. so go out buy an extension cord and then come thursday plug it in for a good 3 hours and still won't crank. hook up my jump pack to the battery and 3rd or 4th try it turns right over. let it idle for about 20 minutes then shut it off. go out 2-3 hours later and start it right up not a hiccup, drive a way about a mile from my house, truck stutters and dies, fuel gelled up. get it pulled off the the side of the road leave it there over night. come back today put de geller in the tank and bowl let it sit for a while try to start it again. batteries dead as a for knob.

Im supposed to meet a guy in chug water tomorrow and already had to bail on him last night because the truck died. i need to get new batteries. if i can't trust my truck to sit for a day and not die it needs to be changed. what are some good batteries for cold weather Optima? Duralast? what color top? what size?

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Im running cheap ol wally world batteries for over a year now and they seem to be doing fine.
You say that your fuel jelled up? How old was the fuel. I believe Chugwater is in Oaklahoma so I surprised you could even find summer fuel anymore...
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Im running cheap ol wally world batteries for over a year now and they seem to be doing fine.
You say that your fuel jelled up? How old was the fuel. I believe Chugwater is in Oaklahoma so I surprised you could even find summer fuel anymore...
What year of truck are you running?
im in wyoming, the chug water I was headed to is just north of cheyenne. I'm surprised that the fuel gelled too but its gotten down to -40 lately and when i went to the store to get the de gel stuff they said that they can barely keep it in stock past few days so I'm not the only one i guess. it could be the fuel pump but sounds like its running fine. my trucks a 2002 so a 7.3. as far as i know it still has the factory motor craft batteries in it. my dad bought it new and i don't ever remember him getting replacements.

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Dont waste your time with Optima or wally world batteries they are junk
Check out the X2 powers at batteries plus. Yeah theyre expensive 400 for the pair. But 5 years free replacement and 930cca

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I've got Redtops in my truck and wife's Liberty diesel. No issues in 3 years.

Of course you can't go wrong with interstate batteries either.

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did a bit of research, found out absorbed glass mat batteries are supposed to be able to take a beating. anyone eve used AGM batteries like super start extreme or die hard gold?

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did a bit of research, found out absorbed glass mat batteries are supposed to be able to take a beating. anyone eve used AGM batteries like super start extreme or die hard gold?
You the batteries in the my post are AGMs. Love them.

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SLI65AGMDP Battery - 2003 to 2006 V8 6.0L 750CCA Diesel - F-250 Super Duty Pickup - Ford - Car and Truck - Batteries Plus

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