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Old 11-22-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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When I do a search in ac/delco batteries and interstate. delco site is giving a battery with only 650cca and 850cca. with interstate its giving me 800cca. i want to try to get the battery from costco because they are cheaper there. the model i found for delco that has 975 cca is 76-7YR. the delco site search gave me 78DT-7YR. i live in a cold climate. just want to get the right battery. any suggestions? thankx in advance
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If you live in a cold climate, the batteries stocked at Costco this time of year should be already selected for cold-weather service. Any 650-800 CCA battery of the right series with side terminals will be fine for you. They're somewhat generic.

I personally lean to the high side on CCA rating.
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I've had no problems with either of my batteries. One is the Advance Auto Gold-series and the other is the yellow Wal-Mart EverStart. But as Wren said, the higher the CCA the better off you will be in cold climates.

(Lucky me...I don't have to worry about that)
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Extreme cold dramatically reduces the speed at which chemical reaction can occur, while increasing electrolyte resistance. It is important to keep batteries at a full charge during periods of extreme cold. Batteries in a discharged state are susceptible to freezing, which can cause damage to the plates and battery container. Automobiles demand more from a battery in freezing temperatures as the motor oil thickens and makes the engine harder to crank.
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Cranking amps are the numbers of amperes a lead-acid battery at 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12 volt battery). In other words, CA/cranking amps determine how much power you have to start your car in most climates. The basic job of a battery is to start an engine; it must crank, or rotate the crankshaft while at the same time maintain sufficient voltage to activate the ignition system until the engine fires and maintains rotation. This requirement involves a high discharge rate in amperes for a short period of time. Since it is more difficult for a battery to deliver power when it is cold, and since the engine requires more power to turn over when it is cold, the Cold Cranking rating is defined as: The number of amperes a lead-acid battery at 0 degrees F (-17.8 degrees C) can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12-volt battery). In other words, CCA/cold cranking amps determine how much power you have to start your car on cold winter mornings.
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I put a Sears Diehard Gold in my '95 seven years ago. After 85,000 miles of use, I finally changed it because the volt light was on and I couldn't find the problem. I felt I was on borrowed time on that battery. The volt light was actually the PCM. That Diehard was a great purchase for me. Who knows how much longer it would have lasted.
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Thankx alot for the answers. I guess i dont need a 1000cca after all. An 800cca would do.
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