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Old 04-10-2000, 10:59 PM
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hello. Replacing stock battery with aftermarket one avoids warrenty in any way??
Benz dealers don't care?? Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2000, 11:12 PM
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Which warranty? Justin, sometimes I can't figure out what you're questions are about. The battery has nothing to do with the vehicle warranty. A new battery, no matter who makes it will have it's own warranty. You're right. MBZ probably doesn't care as long as it's not an alkaline.

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Old 04-11-2000, 02:53 AM
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Dear jeff,

Hello Jeff.. i know I ask "dumb" questions somtimes=) and i guess I confuse some people who try to help me. i guess I am not as knowlegable as some of you guys here on board. Please bear with me=). I will do my BEST to make it clear next time. Thanks. Take care

ps. I heard that messing with OEM battery can create some electrical complication. Is this true??

Justin.



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Old 04-11-2000, 09:56 AM
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I've done a fair amount of research on this topic, and concluded that batteries are pretty straightforward; as long as the amperage rating is at or higher than the rating of the OE battery, and the new battery fits in the car properly, you're all set.

For instance, I replaced my OE 650 (?) amp battery with an 1,100 amp battery suited for a diesel...all I had to do was to replace the battery tray. I like having the reserve power; even after leaving all of the rear cargo lights on all night in cold weather, tha car still fired like it was on a fresh charge.

It is a fallacy that too strong a battery can damage a properly operating electrical system; your car only uses the power it needs.

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-11-2000, 10:28 AM
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Justin, the only thing that can be catastrophic is reversing the polarity when you attach the cables. Michael is right, as long as it's 12 volts, you'll be OK. BTW, Mike, how much did that battery weigh??

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Old 04-12-2000, 12:55 AM
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AMG C KLASS:

BTW--what kind of car do you drive??...

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Old 04-12-2000, 02:20 AM
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Justin,

Do a little research in Consumer Reports, they are good for being unbiased and recently did a Car Battery comparison (goto local Library for back issues).
Also, you may what to consider the newer battery's just on the market that don't completely drain (fail safe), and have the remote security feature. Just one more valuable feature to prevent your car from being taken. Good Luck


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Old 04-12-2000, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, I was just reading the Sears section of the Sunday paper. Seems they have a battery with wireless remote feature that "disables" the battery. It was only a matter of time 'til wireless technology intersected with the good ol' battery market -- great concept! For me, I just stuck with an Interstate battery. On an earlier post, I mentioned trouble getting an Exide from Pep Boys --I'm no longer dong business with Pep Boys, they made me soooo . Good thing, I understand Exide has been having problems with their batteries.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Brian

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