Batteries - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Batteries

I need new batteries. Charging per scanII is fine. Are optima recommended, or are they a waste? Do I just need a good 750 I think it is HD cranking amps?

Thanks in advance!


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
250TUFF is offline  
post #2 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
cajunpsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: lafayette
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Interstate heavy duty. They make a special battery for a 6.0, due to excessive heat from motor.they have been going strong for 2 years now on my truck..

2007 F-250 King Ranch SD SWB 4x4....
155,000 miles
Edge CS..turbo timer..EGT..FP
Looney Wild tune dd
EGR Delete
New Ford updated oil cooler
New Ford HG's
ARP's
New ICP
Leveling kit
35" Mt's
4" MBRP Alum. tb exhaust
PMM coolant filter
cajunpsd is offline  
post #3 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow!





 
dfuzz78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 6,888
Thanks: 236
Thanked 189 Times in 157 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Interstates. Optimas seem to have problems in our rigs for some reason. At least that's what the general concensus is on this forum.

Denis "Lt. Sled"
2006 F-350 Crew Cab Long Bed Dark Shadow Gray

462hp / 927ft-lbs Corrected
ARP Head Studs, NUC Motorsports Oil Bypass, CFM+ Intake Elbow, Wicked Wheel 2
Bullet Proof Diesel FICM w/Atlas 40, SCT SF3 w/SPD by TSD! Grover Fire Truck Horns
Cab Light Mod, Blue Spring Mod, Zoodad Mod, High Idle Mod, Lost EGR Mod
LED Light Upgrades from Retro-Solutions 08-10 Side Mirrors from 1A Auto

dfuzz78 is offline  
post #4 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 10:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JIM_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tucker, GA
Posts: 497
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nearly four years on my Interstates right now. But my original Motorcrafts lasted over five...

2014 F250 CC SB 4x4, 6.2, Platinum
2003 F250 CC LB 4x4, 6.0 w/auto (SOLD)
JIM_C is offline  
post #5 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Super Moderator


 
PGreenSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 46 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
I went through 2 sets of Optima's in 2.5 years. I wouldn't recommend them for our trucks.
PGreenSVT is offline  
post #6 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 11:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My go-to recommendation these days are the Die Hard Platinums. Pretty tough to beat a rebadged Odyssey PC1750. Odyssey batteries > *
Brieldo is offline  
post #7 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 11:53 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
work&play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 809
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brieldo View Post
My go-to recommendation these days are the Die Hard Platinums. Pretty tough to beat a rebadged Odyssey PC1750. Odyssey batteries > *
I love my Platinums, over 1 1/2 years old.
My truck has never started so quick.

2007 6.0 PSD,F350 4X4 Lariat,CC, DRW,9' Knapheide body, stainless steel lader rack, SCT with custom tunes, ARP's, EGR delete, ITP RR, Airdog II 130/75, Garrett Powermax, Banks turbo back, Firestone air bags, Autometer gauges
work&play is offline  
post #8 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 01:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by work&play View Post
I love my Platinums, over 1 1/2 years old.
My truck has never started so quick.
They're tough to beat. Especially given that they won't fail on you if you happen to fully drain them. That's a huge perk, especially with the dependency of the FICM health on the health of the batteries.
Brieldo is offline  
post #9 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 02:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the auto zone gold batteries, they have been good for over a year now. They were recommended to me.

2016 F350 Platinum
ralderman is offline  
post #10 of 24 Old 06-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can't beat deka batteries! I should know I work for them, had a set in my rig for a while now no issues!

6ohslow 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