F250 battery

Submitted: Friday, Aug 07, 2009 at 22:05
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Hi all
I have just taken delivery of my F250 (2004) and need to ask a question re the batteries. On the drivers side the battery is a wet cell with two caps that can be removed to add water etc. On the passenger side the battery is enclosed in a plastic box which has six small holes on the top cover. I cannot remove this cover unless I remove both terminal clamps. Can anyone advise if this battery is a wet cell or some other type? I would think that the batteries are original.

Kind regards
Jack
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 03:54

Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 03:54
Jack,

Ours were like that and they were both the same type.

When you have to replace them you will find that there are very few places that stock them as they have a higher cranking capacity than most other vehicle batteries.

I have found that Battery World outlets usually have them in stock.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 05:06

Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 05:06
Jack,

On thinking about it, our first set of batteries lasted about 4 years and I believe that they were sealed batteries, not wet cell.

What we have now are sealed.

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Reply By: Bushpig - Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 19:36

Saturday, Aug 08, 2009 at 19:36
Thanks Brian
One of mine must have been replaced at some stage because it is a wet cell that needs checking and I wanted to confirm that the other original was a sealed type. You have confirmed that.
Thanks heaps.
Jack
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Reply By: GoneTroppo - Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 00:04

Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 00:04
I replaced both of mine a few months ago.(Plus the deep cycle as well.)

Delco Remy, which is fairly widely stocked, have a replacement.

Just a small point to clear up they are all wet cell just some are sealed and some not.

Cheers
Chris
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Reply By: Bushpig - Friday, Aug 14, 2009 at 22:25

Friday, Aug 14, 2009 at 22:25
Ok, I think I have got it. Wet cell but sealed. Thanks to everyone for your help
Regards
Jack
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 at 00:51

Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 at 00:51
Jack,

Mine are 800 CCA where most vehicles only require 700 CCA.

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