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What C7 GS is DEAD....NO!!!!!

Old 05-18-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
You call your car Darling?

Just replaced the battery in my 14. It lasted just over 5 years.



*Affectionate form of address, precious, adored, much loved, favorite, cherished, treasured, prized, esteemed, worshipped, idolized, lionized.

Just like my wife, and yes, I call her Darling #1...LOL! I'll happily refer to my GS as Darling #2... BTW, George Jones sang a great song about his "Hello Darlin" 1972, check it out on YouTube....You have to love country though, which I do!

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Old 05-18-2019, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rmorin1249 View Post
My battery is coming up on 4 years old this July but our weather is much milder than AZ and my car is always connected to a CTEK whenever it is parked in my garage. I do have a question about the install. Did you hook up your car to one of those thingamajigs that keeps your memory settings? If not, did you have to reset your radio stations, seat settings, NAV settings etc.? Thanks.

Yes Sir,

I did have to reset my settings; no memory setting "thingamajigs" installed. However, it was fun getting back into my Vette and re-familiarizing with the electronics & audio systems....

BTW, raise a glass to "GEORGE JONES."

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Old 05-18-2019, 04:42 PM
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i got 7 years on the battery in my c6z. hoping the 17 gs lasts as long. rear location of the battery really made a difference in az. if its under-hood about 2 years is all you get.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:10 PM
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I didn't realize that having it inside made a difference. Learn something every day. I probably didn't have to change mine out after 30 months after all. But in the grand scheme of things I spend $1,400 dollars on tires every 11 months or so. I guess $175 for a battery after a couple of years isn't so bad after all considering the consequences of one going bad at some inconvenient place or time.
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Yeah, OEM battery longevity (any auto manufacturer) is ALL over the ballpark. Perhaps, your replacement will last longer. And, I assure you, it's NOT just Arizona heat being the culprit.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:26 PM
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Yep, i've been here for 25+ years now...Typical life of battery int he heat of AZ.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:33 PM
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Must be lucky, my red top optima has been going strong since 2015, I also use a Cetek whenever in the garage.
Other cars we have not so lucky.
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In the back. It clamp/hooked up easily to positive/negative ... pushed ignition button, started right up. I just ordered one. I won't get stuck like that again.
I bought one of those jump starters from Amazon. Haven't used it yet but I always carry it with me.
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My 1989 C4 was connected to a Deltran Battery Tender for the 26 years that i owned the car. The first 2 batteries lasted 10 years. I use the same battery tender for my 2016 C7. i now use The Deltran Wireless Monitor an i check my battery on my phone.

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