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10 years and 107k so far, original motorcraft battery here

then again the truck has been in cal its entire life (other than a SUMMER in WI while ive owned it) so prob not much stress on the batt
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My stock one was still good, but I replaced it at 68K anyways just to be safe.
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11 years and 50 thousand miles although when you look in the glass thing its barely green but it still starts i can go out right now and start right up.
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Couldn't tell ya. I have always swap every battery with interstats batteries. The one that is in my 02 was in my 00 for 5 years and before that was in my 95 for two years. Ive had it in this truck for 6 months. That battery has over 120k on it.
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Well I thought when I bought my ranger in 03 (was a 98 with 50k miles) it had the original battery.
When I sold it in late 06/early 07 with 145k miles, it was still going on without problems. It started a little slow when it got real cold, was on it's way out I suppose.
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9 years 82k and still going strong.
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Almost 7 years.

Had it replaced in November I beleive. Had about 400 000km on it.
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I got 6 yrs and about 70k.
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Mine is original with 105k km and 5 years and i have been half hard on it, especially when i forget to plug it in at -35. But by the looks of this thread it will be getting replaced asap.
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I have replaced my battery twice since I've had my truck. Damn deployments making my truck sit for 6 months
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91K, or 6 years. Replaced to a Red top
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11 years and 173,000 miles and its still going
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11 years and 173,000 miles and its still going

Not enough hard -40 winters on it!
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haha. it gets the michigan stress of it being 70 one day and 10 the next lol
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Yah i hear ya! u find the red top much better?
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Red top is pretty good for cold starts when its -40, becuase we get + 40c then -40c
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Yah, and bounces between 0 and -40 daily. Batteries love it!!
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7 years on mine.
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Well one thing's for sure, Motorcraft batteries kick ***!!! I replaced mine with a Motomaster 72 from CT. I've used those ones before and I rid of the cars after 5 years and the batt was still good. I never inquired to see what a replacement Motorcraft was.
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Mine is still going at 75550 hope it lasts longer.
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I don't know the guy I bought it from told me it had a bad cell so I changed it right away. But I haven't touched it in 8 years and 60,000 miles.

But it was reading low somethings at jiffylube
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5years and 68000 miles got a nice little puncture hole in the top by the negative post so swaped for an optimum*(spelling ><)
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Mine was still good when i got rid of it. I got a Red Top Optima for free!!!
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OEM battery was changed in November of '08 with just under 300,000 km (~190,000 miles) on the clock; just over six years on the battery. Could have eked out another few months, but was replacing the alternator anyway, so just put in a new battery at the same time.
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OEM battery was changed in November of '08 with just under 300,000 km (~190,000 miles) on the clock; just over six years on the battery. Could have eked out another few months, but was replacing the alternator anyway, so just put in a new battery at the same time.
Mine was the same. I just went out one morning and it wouldn't start, so I hooked up the booster pack and boosted it to get it running. I took the booster pack with me incase it wouldn't start again. I got to where I was going and then it wouldn't start, so I had to boost it again. I drove straight to my mechanic to see about a new battery. I tried starting it again an dit wouldnt go, so I boosted it again and it still wouldn't start, so I bought myself a nice Interstate Megatron II.
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