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Since my VR is in the shop for angle gear replacement, should I replace the battery as preventive maintenance , even though there are no problems and it works perfectly? Dealer says <B>NO</B>, and that I should wait for symptoms like slow start cranking before spending any money.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (TexasV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TexasV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Since my VR is in the shop for angle gear replacement, should I replace the battery as preventive maintenance , even though there are no problems and it works perfectly? Dealer says <B>NO</B>, and that I should wait for symptoms like slow start cranking before spending any money.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>My dealer said the same. I was SHOCKED that I gave them the opportunity to rob me on a battery and they passed! LOL.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (TexasV70R)

Mine is 6 years, two months and 42K. Works great. I asked my indie the same question and he said, it is fine, keep it.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Hi Alt R)

Same here...6 years plus with 87,*** miles still going strong...hopefully I didn't jinx myself...I'm heading to Canada on vacation for 12 days...
 

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6-7 years is usually when they kick the bucket . <p>at 6 years I would just due to the finkyness of the newer volvos electircal systems. <p>Optima FTW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Redtop
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (TexasV70R)

Ask them to test it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Denis</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">+1 on Optima.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What part #?
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ask them to test it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did, they said it checked out fine. <p>Again, totally shocked.
 

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If you have an M/T, no big deal.
 

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Wrong. Strong voltage is very important on this car. All sorts of strang occurrances have come about from bad batteries.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Needsdecaf)

Would it shock you more to know that my battery is almost 9 years old? Miles driven, times cranked may have something to do with it.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Mika)

You are on borrowed time. If you keep your car ungaraged, I'd replace it right now - summer heat reduces its lifetime. If garaged, then you probably have another year+ of life. Cheap enough to replace now before the winter sets in and leaves you stranded because you were too cheap now to replace trying to get that last 5% out of it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Short Circuit)

What is this "winter" you're talking about? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wrong. Strong voltage is very important on this car. All sorts of strang occurrances have come about from bad batteries. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I am aware -- I just meant it won't leave you totally stranded. <p>I have encountered the same in a few of my cars...The MINI's nav, for whatever reason, flickers incessantly for example...
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Mika)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mika</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is this "winter" you're talking about? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>HA! El Nino, man! They are calling for a killer winter this 2009-2010 season.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (Short Circuit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Short Circuit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>HA! El Nino, man! They are calling for a killer winter this 2009-2010 season.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good bought a season pass for Northstar ski resort for this coming season, I was getting worried.
 

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Re: Battery replacement advice at 5 years and 44K miles with no problems? (chinaonnitrous1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good bought a season pass for Northstar ski resort for this coming season, I was getting worried. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wish winter was already here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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