2010 Camaro LLT V6 3.6L Battery

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:02 am
I now have 83K miles on my Camaro and have owned it for over 5+ years. The other morning it took a moment longer to start, I figure time for a new battery. Especially since my Camaro is going to see its first true winter use. Last thing I need is a problem when it gets really cold out and it does not want to start. I had been researching the batteries for some time now. So it was an easy trigger to pull. I bought it off of Amazon, below is the link. It was on sale, and AC DELCO had another $15 off. Plus free shipping. I installed the battery the other day. Simple enough to do. I plan to have the old battery checked for CCA, just to see how low it is now. I will store the old battery as a back up to jump start other items or use if necessary just in case for now.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:06 am
I've been curious to see how long the battery lasts. I've had mine for 5.5 years and 118k miles still on the original. I suspect it won't survive the winter.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:32 pm
I am happy mine lasted as long as it did. And might even go further, but I could not risk pushing it thru a winter. SO figured why not be proactive and change it out while the weather was decent. It was in the car for 68 months.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:39 pm
Mine is still going strong, it'll be 6 years in April. But I'm sure it's time to change it out along with a few other things. Can't complain.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:46 pm
Yeah, they won't last forever. I am getting stuff together for a complete maintenance overhaul in the spring. Belt, plugs, hoses, coolant, transmission fluid, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:43 pm
6-7yrs is the lifespan of batteries usually. Keeping a battery tender on it when in storage will help keep it going strong
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:20 pm
I had a battery tender on mine each year I was storing for the winter. However, I just did not see that battery making it thru the winter. But sicne it is not going to be a cold one, it might of made it, but was it really worth it? Not in my book.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:41 am
Still have the original OEM battery, never put my battery tender on the vert. Battery still going strong will probably put a new one in before power tour. Only have 16 K on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:32 pm
Just an FYI. Had my older battery checked out at the local auto store. IT checked out at 620+ cold cranking for a battery rated at 720. Showed all was still OK. I ended up replacing it maybe to early. But felt it was going thru its first winter and could not risk getting stuck somewhere without a good battery. And since it was over 5 years old, I figured it was on its last leg.
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