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Just wanted to put this out there as an FYI... <p>My battery was completely died today. It was the stock battery I've had since I purchased the car in 2005. 4.5 years in Louisiana heat is pretty decent performance. I tried to jump it, but it wouldn't turn over at all. I tested it at my shop and there was literally no charge at all. Kaput.<p>I will add this to the parts list thread, but my shop got me a battery I haven't seen listed on the S40 forums up to this point. I ran a search and the only replacements I saw listed are a Bosch battery and one from Costco. The one they gave me is an Interstate battery, #MTP91 H9. My shop swears by it. It's about 3 inches shorter than the stock battery but it has the same width. One quirky thing is that the negative connection has to be angled slightly to fit snug. The clamp fits in with a little cable moving. It was around 135 bucks.<p> <IMG SRC="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/DygitalPmp/Sugarcane/P8050520.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/DygitalPmp/Sugarcane/P8050523.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: another replacement battery option (40 Rouge)

We carry interstates in stock at our store and honestly the Volvo batteries are only 10 bucks more in most cases... up to the customer what they prefer. Volvo also has a warranty for their batteries so something to think about, not sure what interstate covers up to.
 

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Re: another replacement battery option (ForceFed Motorsports)

Most battery warranties are about the same. Free replacement for a while, and then prorated. Usually a 5 year warranty, the first year (I think... been a while since I replaced one) total replacement coverage. I plan on getting a Motomaster when my battery dies if I can. Carried by Canadian Tire up here and you can triple the replacement warranty to 3 years for ten bucks. If it ever goes, well there are a hell of a lot more Canadian Tires around than Volvo dealerships.<p>Also, I'm surprised that there are alternatives to be honest. The battery in my wife's Saturn Vue RL went this past winter, and I couldn't find a battery anywhere except GM (they had just closed the NAPA which deals AC Delco... probably would have found one there) It was almost $200! I figured this was what most automobile manufacturers were doing now; Having "custom" or oddball shaped batteries that force you in to the dealer to pay heavy mark up.
 

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Re: another replacement battery option (mofolicious)

Well the interstates are usually odd sized compared to the volvo batteries... thats usually why we have to use them lol. The screwy S40 battery thing i still dont quite get. Volvo knows there are different sizes required depending on the positive terminal so their correction is to just use the small's i guess <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The battery tie down will hold the battery in place i just think its stupid, plus you also have to deal with the batteries being too tall or wide and also sometimes the tie down doesnt sit right <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: another replacement battery option (ForceFed Motorsports)

the warranty on the Interstate is 30 months free replacement, 85 months pro-rated.<p>Also, for the sake of correct info, my car requires the battery that runs 700 amps.
 
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