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 Post subject: How to tell age of battery?
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Is there a way to tell how old a battery is by looking at it?

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell age of battery?
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Unless it has a sticker from supercrap on it, no.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell age of battery?
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:20 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
Is there a way to tell how old a battery is by looking at it?

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Yes, read the date stamp, usually weeks+year.

every battery varies on their method, search on a search engine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell age of battery?
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:22 pm 
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If your trying to get warranty without receipt, forget it.

If you've bought a car with a f**k battery, age is far from the only determining factor to do with if a batteries lifespan.

may i ask why your trying to work it out?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell age of battery?
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:27 pm 
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OZBMX wrote:
If your trying to get warranty without receipt, forget it.

If you've bought a car with a f**k battery, age is far from the only determining factor to do with if a batteries lifespan.

may i ask why your trying to work it out?


So he can buy a second hand one or go to the wreckers and search for a recent manufactured battery.

cough up, its a battery ffs, i hate it how people skimp on such necessities, It costs more rooting around when you have a flat battery rather than fixing the issue.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 am 
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Absolutely - read enough threads on here regarding battery issues.
Also buy and keep a battery charger - they're cheap enough for half reasonable units.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:29 am 
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There is no such thing as a reco battery, second hand is a lottery, bite the bullet buy a new one, battery trouble really sucks, batteries and radiators buy old you buy trouble!

 

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