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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 09:29 AM
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AC Delco was our main battery supplier up to about 5 years ago.

Warranties suddenly changed from 2 year free replacement/5 year prorated to 18 months free replacement on the consumer line.

And shortly after that, we started to see failure rates skyrocket to the point where we changed our main battery supplier.

Delco isn't the only one with issues though. This winter, I've lost count of how many 2015/2016 model year vehicles that came in with bad batteries.

Now - 2018 Equinox 2LT 2.0T AWD
Was - 2015 Equinox 1LT 3.6 AWD
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 09:49 PM
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Yeah I found this out after I bought my AC Delco Advantage battery. It seems that it only has a 18 month warranty, but I bought mine at menards and they offer a 3 year free replacement through them. I got the battery on sale for $80 so I got a pretty screaming deal. However I am probably moving soon where there is not a menards. So if the battery dies I am screwed.



From the handful of reviews I could find, the advantage series is not well rated and liked. Hopefully I get lucky with this one.
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You might want to research replacing the battery on this car. I've read that you should attach a memory saver prior to disconnecting the battery or numerous computer issues occur and settings will need to be reset.

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My Ford truck is like that. Let's just say I had a few choice words to say when I learned this the hard way. I went to pass emissions test and they couldn't read the codes....due to me replacing battery. Had to pay to have codes put back in correctly, omg I was angry.
This was 15 yrs ago. Please tell me these new cars aren't still doing this
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:20 PM
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My original Delco battery didn't make it 2 years on my 2015 Equinox. I went with a Duracell brand battery from Sams Club and it has a 3 year free replacement. Been in for 2 years now and haven't had any problems!
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Do You Use a Battery Tender on Your M/C Battery & Lawn Mower I Used to Be Deployed to Middle East For (6) Months @ a Time. Would Come Back & Battery Would Be Bad. Went Thru (2) Different Batteries. Got a "New" Battery & Bought a Battery Tender @ Auto Parts Store. Battery Been Doing Great For (2) Years Now. Starts 1st Time Even (if) Hasn't Been Started All Year. Well Worth the Money Spent. Good Luck!! Alternator Putting Out Good Voltage

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Still not sure of what battery I will get but it seems that AC Delco is the battery most have purchased with some not lasting very long (not sure any battery last like they used to.

I will get one of the plug in 9 volt battery units that keep all your electronics in place while you change battery. Good recommendation!

I also like the recomendation to do a battery date check prior to purchase. No sense getting a battery that has been sitting around a while.

I do use a battery tender but the SRX is usually driven at least twice during the week so probably do not need the tender here in Houston area.


What about Sears Diehard? These use to be good batteries (many years back).

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My 2018 'Nox Premier has stop/start system, but the battery is NOT AGM. It's a regular lead plate/acid battery---and has just a single battery. Also--unfortunately--I just had the battery replaced under warranty. It was showing a high resistance to the OnStar Diagnostic system, resulting in numerous advisory messages from OnStar that dealer service was required.
I just checked our 2018 Equinoxs and found that both the 1.5 Premier and the 1.6 diesel have OEM glass mat batteries. I didn't take the hold down bracket off but did see the 48 AGM designation.

I have an Optima AGM 6v battery in one of my old cars that sits for months, yet will start the car any time I try it.
Regarding OEM Delco; I have a 2001 2500HD Diesel that uses two batteries. The OEM Delcos only lasted for 3 years. I replaced them with Walmart Everstart Maxx batteries and they're still cranking. I don't use the truck much so I keep a maintainer on it. I do the same with my 10K generator, also using an Everstart battery, and find the batteries last a lot longer if they have to sit for long periods.
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I just checked our 2018 Equinoxs and found that both the 1.5 Premier and the 1.6 diesel have OEM glass mat batteries. I didn't take the hold down bracket off but did see the 48 AGM designation.

I have an Optima AGM 6v battery in one of my old cars that sits for months, yet will start the car any time I try it.
Regarding OEM Delco; I have a 2001 2500HD Diesel that uses two batteries. The OEM Delcos only lasted for 3 years. I replaced them with Walmart Everstart Maxx batteries and they're still cranking. I don't use the truck much so I keep a maintainer on it. I do the same with my 10K generator, also using an Everstart battery, and find the batteries last a lot longer if they have to sit for long periods.
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Thanks. I was going by what the service tech advised when they changed. I'll take a look at the battery tomorrow and see what it is.

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https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam...ers-manual.pdf


For the 2018/19



Page 303 of the manual...OEM battery is supposed to be AGM on all engine models.






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The vehicle has an Absorbing GlassMat (AGM) 12-volt battery.Installation of a standard 12-volt battery will result in reduced 12-volt battery life. When using a 12-volt battery charger on the 12-volt AGM battery, some chargers have an AGM battery setting on the charger. If available, use the AGM setting on the charger, to limit charge voltage to 14.8 volts.


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Using a AGM battery in a car supposed to be equipped with standard is going to cause it to last less long and vice versa is true too.



AGM batteries will vent out elecrolyte when the voltage goes above 14.8V it seems.


Standard batteries will last long if it is used in situation that keep the charge between 100% to 50%. Deep discharge and not fully recharging shortens its life expectancy.


Contemporary cars with all the monitoring system even when the car is not used will be draining the batteries below the 50% regularly i am sure.





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HCO41 and all others---I apologize for being an idiot and assuming the type of battery. I raised the 'Nox hood this morning and discovered--as HCO41 stated--that I have a 48AGM battery sitting there.

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