[Healeys] FW: Starter resistance-FYI
richard.ewald at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 08:51:47 MDT 2015
The environment that your Mustang battery lives in is way different than
the environment than the BJ8
Heat kills batteries. Underhood temps on a modern car are ugly hot. heat
shortens the life of the battery.
Here is an example Series III XJ6 a top of the line Delco battery lasted
18 months. You could almost set your watch by it.
The battery was located at the firewall on the exhaust side of the engine.
It got cooked.
XJS on the other hand, the batteries lasted 5-6 years, the battery was in
In a modern car, after 3 years the battery is on Social Security, after 4
years the battery has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Warren <flyhihealey at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Bob wrote; "I thought Interstate was a good brand; I won't buy
> another if I can help it."
> Speaking of batteries, my experience with Autozone Duralast brand has been
> positive. I now have them in my daily drivers
> and the Healey.
> The one in the Healey was purchased 4/10/2003 and still going. I keep a
> trickle charger on when stored for 7 mos. and also during driving season
> when parked. Whether that has to do with longevity or luck I don't know?
> I also trickle charge the daily drivers if I'm away for more than a week.
> Newer cars drain fast.
> I plan to replace the Healey's battery(27-DG) this spring. Don't want to
> push my luck since I will be driving to Gettysburg in July for Enclave.
> 67 BJ8
> Side note: the BN2's batteries are Interstate brand--golf cart batteries,
> actually--and so are the 3 batteries I've had in my 2008 Mustang. That's
> right, 3 batteries in 7 years; the first two both went almost exactly at 3
> years, I expect the third to go in 3 as well. These Interstates are hecho
> en Mexico; I wanted to buy a Parts+ battery but would have had to wait a
> day to get it and this car is my daily driver. I had a Parts+ battery go 7
> years in my BJ8; it was still cranking but was on the low end of a load
> test and I was getting ready for a long road trip. And, it's made in the
> I thought Interstate was a good brand; I won't buy another if I can help
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