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Old 10-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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The Oreilly battery is made by East Penn. Installing this weekend.
Interstate Battery MTP-100 stats for 2004 LeSabre:

Cranking Amps: 965
Cold Cranking Amps: 770

Oreilly Battery 78 EXT stats for 2004 LeSabre:

Cold Cranking Amps: 850
Cranking Amps: 1020
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Exactly why I went with the Oreilly. Had more cranking amps than all the others and was on sale cheaper than the others. Win-win!
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New battery is in. Filling out the paperwork for the gift card. The Buick dealer price was $149 plus $35 for them to install.
Real simple to get it in. Starts much better now.
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Every time somebody comes to my store with a OEM battery I can't help but chuckle. The best battery I can sell them (Autocraft Gold) 9/10 will have better stats, a better warranty, and a better price than the OEM.
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Interesting comment found during a google search on batteries:

It may not be a good idea to get the highest CCA you can for same size battery. You should get the CCA your car came with (rounded up to what is available).

The battery companies have to make some tradeoffs to get more CCAs in a given size and mostly its thinner and weaker plates that provide more surface area, thus more CCA.
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Interesting comment found during a google search on batteries:

It may not be a good idea to get the highest CCA you can for same size battery. You should get the CCA your car came with (rounded up to what is available).

The battery companies have to make some tradeoffs to get more CCAs in a given size and mostly its thinner and weaker plates that provide more surface area, thus more CCA.

Yes, I read that before. If you go too far. Then one also needs to consider the wiring is aging and has more resistance.
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the bigger you go the charging capacity of the car isnt adequate and uncharged batteries build up sulfate on the plates and lose capacity prematurely and will die
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Which is why our cars come with a big battery from the factory, we need the power!
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