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Old 11-16-2009
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New Dry Cell battery after alternator died on my way to work.

Driving to work this morning and about 5 minutes away from home I noticed the battery light, (must have been on the whole time but was tired and didn't notice). So figured I was too far at point and would try to make it to the closest parts store or garage. I was about 1 km away from the closest Canadian Tire and had to stop at a red light and knew there was a good chance I wasn't going to make it so I got in the far right lane, and sure enough it died and i had to push it off to the service road. I called my friend who lived close and had the day off and thankfully he came rescued me, and took me to the store. Bad thing was that they didn't have any alternators, and neither did anywhere in the city he checked for me. I was time for a new battery anyways so I picked up one of their dry cells made for them by Exide i think, looks like it anyways, and figured if my crappy battery got me that far after remote started for 10 minutes and my accessories on most of they way that would get me back home with no alternator. Which it did, but still didn't have an alternator, so my buddy offered to drive me to my parts truck an hour outside of town at another friends farm to get the alternator off it. So finally everything is straightened out, the new(er) alternator is in and running fine, had to modify the battery tray a little to make the battery stay in properly as it's a little smaller than the motorcraft one. Just had to pry the lip on the other side of the bracket down to keep the battery pushed tight up against the clamp. And i also put in my chromed amber bulbs in the headlamps, and bought a new set of tools I wanted that were on sale and had an excuse to buy.
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That's a sweet tool set. I've been eyeballing them at Canadian Tire when they come on sale.
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I'll bet a month from now, that socket set won't be as orderly...good thing you got a pic now...lol.
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I have eyballing it for a while now, i love black metal. Today it was either get tools or make my buddy drive me to work for tools on top of everywhere else, and they were 60% off so I figured it was finally a good enough excuse to pick them up.
And as for being that organized in a month, they will be replacing the ratchets and sockets in my box at work so they will probably be more organized! my toolbox is the most organized thing I own. haha.
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I got that set for 100$ canadian. Regular 300$ haha. How you like the Eliminator battery? Its a POS in our car.. only lasted 2 years then we had to replace it but thank god for the 3 year free replacement warranty
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Ya, I paid like $120 for the set, I can write off my tools come tax time tho because I am a registered apprentice. I have been looking at the eliminators because was planning on a new battery soon anyways, and needed something to get the truck back to the house today so I grabbed one. Canadian tire warranty is great, and 3 years should be long enough to cover any manufacturers defects. And also with a 10 year pro-rated warranty you cant really go wrong. No more full price batteries for at least 10 years.
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hell yeah! i need a new one.. mine is leakin haha
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I got that set for 100$ canadian. Regular 300$ haha. How you like the Eliminator battery? Its a POS in our car.. only lasted 2 years then we had to replace it but thank god for the 3 year free replacement warranty
Did it die suddenly or slowly stop taking a charge?
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it kept a charge where everything worked but not enough to crank over the starter
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