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Old 02-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Need new Engine Batteries

Hi Guys:

I need new engine batteries for my CAT C-7, 360 HP Turbo Diesel. I looked im my manuals and books and can not find a recomendation.

I would like to go with no maintenance, sealed batteries so I don't have to fuss with the water. I see a couple of notes in my operators manual for the Chassie house batteries, but none for the engine.

I have two now, no info per say on them. Should they be at least 665 CCA's each? I am open to all suggestions.

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Old 02-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I believe that this is the battery (2) I put in my 99 Adventurer about a year ago - This battery is sold by Interstate Batteries MEGA-TRON PLUS 27 AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY 85 MONTHS 750 CCA
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Freightliner calls for two 760 CCA @ 0oF (-18oC); maintenance-free batteries: Built on Freightliner: 2004 Itasca Meridian . My 2005 Vectra with the Cat C7 calls for two 950 CCA batteries.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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Hi Chris:

Thats exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much.

I would probably go with the 950 CCA's instead of the 750's. Is the battery physical size in your Vectra the same size as the batteries in my Meridan?
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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The Vectra has type/size 31 batteries.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #6
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Just installed 2 Interstate SRM-29 batteries in my rig yesterday.

675 CCA 845 MCA

$120.00 each OUCH
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:59 PM   #7
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Hi Wiz & Chris:

I like Interstate batteries. My house batteries are Interstate. They are older than my engine batteries and are in great shape.

I don't know the make of my engine batteries off hand, but they are barely over two years old if I remember the date on the sticker correctly. I am going to have to see the make and find out if there is any warranty involved.

I figure these will not be on the cheap side.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #8
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31-MHD like these.

Heavyduty Truck Batteries - Light Truck/Van Mega-Tron - 950 CCA
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In my area, NAPA had the best deal and warranty on a 950CCA maintenance-free battery. They sell a lot of big truck/tractor batteries to the farmers around here.
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Hi DC8:

There are a ton of Interstate battery dealers in my area.

Thanks..
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NAPA 31M 950 CCA ...replaced almost anywhere if necessary. CAT says 950's, batts are cheaper than starters.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:15 AM   #12
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When our goverment was giving out grants ; They gave $20,million to Korea To make and Develope Batteries for the Volt car.. We had 5 batteries in our Pusher that were getting week, They were a known Name brand; Well I did a lot of shopping around and found The same Battery #31, Same size ,same output; Import from Korea; For less then 1/2== Half the price, Go figure; That is what I put in;;About buying in our country, yes I understand that. But the battery Was developed and substatized by our Goverment; . Anyway they seem to do just fine. We run a 2000 watt inverter for ETC<,, Life is good.
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