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Car battery matching with alternator

Started by cameo October 28, 2014
In article <m2u2v8$9jv$1@dont-email.me>, Sophi.2@invalid.org says...
> > On 10/30/2014 1:57 PM, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno wrote: > > On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: > > > >> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. > > > > A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an > > immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. > > You do seem to use the asswipe and -tard sub-fix a lot. Probably > something you grew up hearing from your progenitors (not to mean that > you had actual father and mother in the usual sense). > > > Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for > > the piece of shit result you are. > > And you are an angel, you think. > > > Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what > > I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this > > reply? > > > > You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM! > > Why aren't you busy backing up your little brother, Big Jamie, as usual? > Not enough challenge for your vile look-up vocabulary? Your nose is not > brown enough yet?
I don't need any backing up, I am impervious to shit heads like yourself. I don't drag others into my problems, it just shows weakness. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, in this case, get out of the thread. Jamie
On 10/28/2014 11:03 AM, cameo wrote:
> I wonder what you think about the following problem: > > A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is > not available, though smaller or larger ones are. > My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer > with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery > should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. > Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use > somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original?
Your assumption is incorrect. The manufacturer considers the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) and AH (Amp-Hour rating) of the battery. The AH rating is of lesser importance since the alternator keeps the battery fully charged unless you're operating electrical equipment with the vehicle off.
On 10/28/2014 11:42 PM, rickman wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 2:03 PM, cameo wrote: >> I wonder what you think about the following problem: >> >> A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is >> not available, though smaller or larger ones are. >> My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer >> with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery >> should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. >> Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use >> somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original? >> >> I'd appreciate reading your learned opinions. > > Costco batteries are very cost competitive and have a great warranty. I > don't think the batteries are any different though. Mine went out after > a bit over three years and it only cost me $10 or so for the > replacement. I think the first 3 years the replacement is free, then > prorated over the next 6 years. I can't recall if they install > batteries or not. I know the install tires of course.
The batteries in my truck, from Costco, rarely last more than three years, probably because I don't drive the truck very often. So I always get a warranty replacement. It's not really free, you get a refund of the price you paid then you buy a new one at a slightly higher price.
On 10/30/2014 3:19 PM, John S wrote:
> On 10/30/2014 1:57 PM, DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno wrote: >> On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:25 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> Gave us: >> >>> No, I read it. Didn't see anything to reply to. >> >> A simple face mashing would not be enough bludgeoning to lesson up an >> immature, hard wired, retarded asswipe like you. > > You do seem to use the asswipe and -tard sub-fix a lot. Probably > something you grew up hearing from your progenitors (not to mean that > you had actual father and mother in the usual sense). > >> Your fucktarded mother and zero effect father should be in prison for >> the piece of shit result you are. > > And you are an angel, you think. > >> Now, analyst (sic... NO SICK!)... Tell me the difference between what >> I said to you here, and the horseshit you spewed, to which I gave this >> reply? >> >> You pathetic, cringing little milksop! ... no... WORM! > > Why aren't you busy backing up your little brother, Big Jamie, as usual? > Not enough challenge for your vile look-up vocabulary? Your nose is not > brown enough yet?
Life gets a whole lot better when you ignore the misbehaving children. They really aren't our problem. If their parents couldn't teach them, what hope do you think we have? -- Rick
On 10/30/2014 7:08 PM, sms wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 11:42 PM, rickman wrote: >> On 10/28/2014 2:03 PM, cameo wrote: >>> I wonder what you think about the following problem: >>> >>> A car's battery needs to be replaced but the exact capacity battery is >>> not available, though smaller or larger ones are. >>> My feeling is that the battery capacity is matched by the manufacturer >>> with the alternator's charging capacity, so the replacement battery >>> should also closely match the OEM battery's capacity. >>> Is my assumption correct, or it makes not much difference to use >>> somewhat larger capacity replacement battery than the original? >>> >>> I'd appreciate reading your learned opinions. >> >> Costco batteries are very cost competitive and have a great warranty. I >> don't think the batteries are any different though. Mine went out after >> a bit over three years and it only cost me $10 or so for the >> replacement. I think the first 3 years the replacement is free, then >> prorated over the next 6 years. I can't recall if they install >> batteries or not. I know the install tires of course. > > The batteries in my truck, from Costco, rarely last more than three > years, probably because I don't drive the truck very often. So I always > get a warranty replacement. It's not really free, you get a refund of > the price you paid then you buy a new one at a slightly higher price.
Usually a battery replacement is free for the first year. The battery I bought at Costco extended that free replacement to three years and prorated after that. All in all it is a pretty good warranty and the second battery is working fine after more than three year... I think. I really can't recall just how long it has been. -- Rick