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    George
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    Default How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?

    I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running on the
    original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on the original
    battery.

    Are these now typical lifetimes?

    I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.





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    TeGGeR®
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    "George" <georgems@nc.rr.com> wrote in
    news:Ojxzg.12925$4c7.4478@tornado.southeast.rr.com :

    > I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running
    > on the original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on
    > the original battery.
    >
    > Are these now typical lifetimes?





    Typical for well-treated batteries not regularly subject to high heat.

    My OEM Panasonic made it eleven summers and ten winters before displaying
    signs of age and weakness. I then promptly replaced it with an Interstate,
    which currently has almost five years on it.



    >
    > I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.
    >
    >
    >



    4-5 years is the usual for southwestern US. However, I see by your traces
    that you appear to be in the Raleigh, SC area. If you have never allowed
    your battery to run flat, and have made it a point to replace the HT
    igntion components regularly, then the battery will last quite a while
    where you are.


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    rcman002@yahoo.com
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    George wrote:
    > I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running on the
    > original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on the original
    > battery.
    >
    > Are these now typical lifetimes?
    >
    > I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.



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    rcman002@yahoo.com
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    Default Re: How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?

    Honda H Emblem Badge Shop and Store Civic Accord Integra Acura Jazz
    Type-R S2000

    Where can I buy Honda H Emblem Badge Red, Blue, Black, White, Yellow ?

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    Please comment and address about this shop of price and services ..

    Regards,

    RC Man


    TeGGeR® wrote:
    > "George" <georgems@nc.rr.com> wrote in
    > news:Ojxzg.12925$4c7.4478@tornado.southeast.rr.com :
    >
    > > I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running
    > > on the original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on
    > > the original battery.
    > >
    > > Are these now typical lifetimes?

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Typical for well-treated batteries not regularly subject to high heat.
    >
    > My OEM Panasonic made it eleven summers and ten winters before displaying
    > signs of age and weakness. I then promptly replaced it with an Interstate,
    > which currently has almost five years on it.
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > > I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > 4-5 years is the usual for southwestern US. However, I see by your traces
    > that you appear to be in the Raleigh, SC area. If you have never allowed
    > your battery to run flat, and have made it a point to replace the HT
    > igntion components regularly, then the battery will last quite a while
    > where you are.
    >
    >
    > --
    > TeGGeR®
    >
    > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    > www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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    TomC
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    Default Re: How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?


    TeGGeR® <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in article
    <Xns9811E6A3D7002tegger@207.14.116.130>...
    > "George" <georgems@nc.rr.com> wrote in
    > news:Ojxzg.12925$4c7.4478@tornado.southeast.rr.com :
    >
    > > I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running
    > > on the original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on
    > > the original battery.
    > >
    > > Are these now typical lifetimes?

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Typical for well-treated batteries not regularly subject to high heat.
    >
    > My OEM Panasonic made it eleven summers and ten winters before displaying


    > signs of age and weakness. I then promptly replaced it with an

    Interstate,
    > which currently has almost five years on it.
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > > I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > 4-5 years is the usual for southwestern US. However, I see by your traces


    > that you appear to be in the Raleigh, SC area. If you have never allowed
    > your battery to run flat, and have made it a point to replace the HT
    > igntion components regularly, then the battery will last quite a while
    > where you are.
    >
    >
    > --
    > TeGGeR®
    >
    > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
    > www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
    >


    Once upon a time, I owned a 72 chevelle. Bought it new, had it for 27
    years, and replaced the battery only once.
    TomC

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    alfonso2501
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    I would replace it if I were U. You’re on borrowed time. Just my
    :2cents:!


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    Woody
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    That depends on whether he minds being stranded or not.


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    betrtimes
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    Default Re: How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?

    best battery I ever had was in a 1982 Oldsmibile Cutlass, I bought October
    1994.

    replaced battery in December 1994, when they pulled out the failing Sears
    Die Hard, it had a sticker on it that coded to July 1986.

    8 years, 5 months




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    TomP
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    Default Re: How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?

    I had a '77 Chevy truck; the factory Declo maintenance free battery lasted 7
    years.

    George wrote:

    > I have a '97 Prelude that is 9 1/2 years old now and is still running on the
    > original battery. I heard of a '97 CRX today that is also on the original
    > battery.
    >
    > Are these now typical lifetimes?
    >
    > I am more used to 2-4 year lifetimes for batteries.


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    High Tech Misfit
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    Default Re: How long can a battery last? More than 10 years?

    TomP wrote:

    > I had a '77 Chevy truck; the factory Declo maintenance free battery lasted 7
    > years.


    Too bad Delco alternators last like 7 months. :-/

    My '93 Accord's original Panasonic battery lasted 8 years.

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