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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, New battery in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Ah. Several members here have been very happy with Wal-Mart batteries. I've had good experiences with Bosch....
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    Ah.

    Several members here have been very happy with Wal-Mart batteries. I've had good experiences with Bosch.

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    Parts guy at a gm dealer told me a 78 would work and he has it for $80 + tax but ill pass.

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    "Parts guy" is wrong. A group. A group 78 is not compatible with the vent hoses, it's not wide enough.

    Since it's physically smaller, I'd expect reserve time to be lower as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    "Parts guy" is wrong. A group. A group 78 is not compatible with the vent hoses, it's not wide enough.

    Since it's physically smaller, I'd expect reserve time to be lower as well.
    He doesn't know what he's talkin about but I gave him the look after he said that and he cleared his throat and changed his little sales pitch, funny how there was a sign behind him that said "Battery Clearance Final Sale".

    found another parts store that has a AC Delco for $180.

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    Re: New battery

    Quote Originally Posted by blackonblacklac00 View Post
    You think I should go with a 79 series interstate? Ill check Walmart see what they have and how much.
    This is with just a quick search. I'm sure you can beat this price.
    http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...854-2147384906

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    Re: New battery

    Quote Originally Posted by blackonblacklac00 View Post
    Parts guy at a gm dealer told me a 78 would work and he has it for $80 + tax but ill pass.
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    that "parts guy" is an IDIOT -

    the group 78 has no way to connect the venting system -
    and is too tall to fit under the back seat -

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    I know you said you prefer a Delco battery -
    but I wonder WHY?

    the Walmart battery is every bit as good as the Delco -

    has the same - if not better warranty -
    3 year FREE replacement - 5 year pro-rated -

    there are a LOT more Walmart stores - open 24 a day - 7 days a week -
    than Delco distribution centers - should you ever need a replacement -

    I'm just sharing a way to save some money - $118 -
    without sacrificing quality -

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    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt
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    that "parts guy" is an IDIOT -

    the group 78 has no way to connect the venting system -
    and is too tall to fit under the back seat -

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    I know you said you prefer a Delco battery -
    but I wonder WHY?

    the Walmart battery is every bit as good as the Delco -

    has the same - if not better warranty -

    there are a LOT more Walmart stores - open 24 a day - 7 days a week -
    than Delco distribution centers - should you ever need a replacement -

    I'm just sharing a way to save some money -
    without sacrificing quality -
    that "parts guy" is an IDIOT -
    LOL

    I appreciate it Basscatt, what your saying makes sense I've just always replaced every part on the car with originally but I guess for the battery I could do it. I'll see what walmart has I'm out in Canada right now so I'm gonna have to see what deals they have I read somewhere in Canada walmart doesn't carry 79 series.

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    Re: New battery

    Quote Originally Posted by blackonblacklac00 View Post
    I read somewhere in Canada walmart doesn't carry 79 series.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Everstart-...ttery/16782714
    I can't see why Canada would be any different.

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    Re: New battery

    Yeh for small to medium parts like wipers, batterys, brakes, Etc i would not worry about OEM parts for those, only major parts OEM always or youll regret it later especially on these cars

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    Re: New battery

    So many "OEM" parts these days on older cars are made in the same factories in Mexico as the aftermarket stuff.
    It's not the guarantee of good quality it used to be.

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    I decided to stick with AC Delco got it from the dealer for $160 but here's what's different it's a 79PS "professional silver" it has only a 30 month free replacement warranty instead of the 79-6YR 6 year warranty That has a 36 month free replacement and limited 6 year warranty. Should I be taking it back and tell them I want the 6 year?

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    Re: New battery

    I think I recall Chris mentioning something about this change. Not sure if a 6 yr is even available anymore. See what he says when he chimes in.

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    Re: New battery

    they don't make the 6YR and 7YR batteries anymore
    they have been replaced by the PS and PG lines

    the 6YR batteries only had a 30-month free replacement period so the only difference between the 6YR and the PS battery is the pro-ration period is gone

    usually if you made it past the free replacement period and it failed in the pro-ration period you ended up paying quite a bit
    it was confusing to people that the battery said 6YR on it but they had to pay to get a new battery when it failed in year 5 (for instance)

    also I've noticed that these new PS and PG batteries are being made in Saudi Arabia ... wonder which manufacturer that is ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept
    they don't make the 6YR and 7YR batteries anymore
    they have been replaced by the PS and PG lines

    the 6YR batteries only had a 30-month free replacement period so the only difference between the 6YR and the PS battery is the pro-ration period is gone

    usually if you made it past the free replacement period and it failed in the pro-ration period you ended up paying quite a bit
    it was confusing to people that the battery said 6YR on it but they had to pay to get a new battery when it failed in year 5 (for instance)

    also I've noticed that these new PS and PG batteries are being made in Saudi Arabia ... wonder which manufacturer that is ...
    K no complaints from me then.

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