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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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How Long Did Your OEM Battery Last

During the last few weeks I've noticed that the JK will be a little slow to crank but will start. Once in a while, a stumble at idle and other small but noticeable things were happening. Saturday I mentioned to my wife that I was going to stop and buy a new battery as I thought mine, new in 07, may be ready to fail. Saturday morning on the way to buy that new battery we stopped for breakfast. Coming back out to the JK, I gave the key a twist, engine cranked slow but started, threw a check engine light and off we went. One more stop, tried to refire the mighty v6 but it was no more. The battery could still roll up and down a window but didn't have enough juice for a start. I think I got pretty good life out of it. Almost 4 years and 67k miles.

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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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my first oem battery lasted 6 months, about 6k miles.

i'm now on the warranty replaced one and at about 9 months and 9k miles.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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I have had my Jeep since 12/Nov/08, with 75,000km, and all is well.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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1.5 years. Out it went.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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OEM batteries I swap out after 3 yrs. I don't like getting stuck.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #7
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I changed mine at 3 years, preemptively. Now it is in a battery box, with a solar cell on it, as a standby for jumping the tractor, or any other need.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #8
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Mine was on its last legs and it was a 09 purchased in 08. It went through three winters though but the block heater was only plugged in 20-30% of the time, and i'm in Canada.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #9
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Never had a battery last LESS than six years. Same holds true in my boat. People buy trickle chargers, battery tenders, solar cells etc. Store them indoors in winter, facing the sun, on wooden blocks, using only the tears of children to top them off....and I've just run 'em like I run 'em, let the alternator do its job, and the things seem to last 'forever'. Maybe I'm just lucky. Or dumb. Or both
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Unread 06-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #10
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I'm on the OEM. 3 yrs 42,000 miles. I did clean some corrosion off of the terminals yesterday so it may be seeping out of the terminals. I guess once it goes I'll "have" to put an Optima in there.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 08:19 AM   #11
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Mine lasted about a week. Replaced with a dual setup!
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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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Stock battery in my 2008 JK with 45k, I'll be replacing before the winter though just to be pre-emptive
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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #13
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Mine lasted 3.5 years until it died this past January
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #14
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About one month The battery for my 2010 was super cheap and crappy. the plastic casing was super soft and the post started to leak and would not hold a charge. Running a red top now and love it
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Unread 06-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #15
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3yrs or so. Replaced with a diehard platnum.
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