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    Didnt really want to make a thread about this but kinda needed a straight forward answer to the situation, I'm pulling the car out of storage on may 5th but I'm buying a new battery from the dealership today because they only have one left in stock. If I buy it I'm not gonna put it in the car till I'm ready to take it out. Where should I put the battery in the mean while? In the car or on a wooden shelf Or should I just take a chance and just wait till I take the car out?

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    Are you asking where to store the battery? Where's the car stored?

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    Re: New battery

    The battery, if fully charged, will be fine. Just set it in the garage. Don't you ever have a car sit for a few weeks? Make sure it is fully charged since sometimes they are not. And why buy from the dealer? Usually you pay twice as much for the same thing everyone else sells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate
    The battery, if fully charged, will be fine. Just set it in the garage. Don't you ever have a car sit for a few weeks? Make sure it is fully charged since sometimes they are not. And why buy from the dealer? Usually you pay twice as much for the same thing everyone else sells.
    Yeah I do have the car sit but my question is should I put the battery in the car and let it sit for another wee or two or should I sit it on a shelf or something.

    I like OEM parts only I've looked everywhere no one really has a 79 series in AC Delco only interstate for $180, since I work for a dealership part time Im getting a AC Delco for $200. List price was $260

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    Re: New battery

    It matters not. 2 weeks is not long enough to worry about with a battery.

    $200 is a total ripoff for a battery. I replaced mine last year with a 72 month battery for $60. But hey it's your money!

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    Re: New battery

    His battery is located under the rear seat. Those batteries are a lot more costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackonblacklac00

    Yeah I do have the car sit but my question is should I put the battery in the car and let it sit for another wee or two or should I sit it on a shelf or something.
    It's been on a shelf for a while, it's not fully charged. Installing and connecting it will drain it faster. It might be dead by the time you go to use the car. You can leave it on a shelf, or install it and leave it disconnected until you're ready to use the car again.

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    Re: New battery

    I agree with Slipgate - the dealer is the LAST place I would buy a battery from -

    I have been using Walmart batteries for YEARS -
    on all my cars - and all the famoly cars - dozens of them -

    never had a problem - and it will save you a LOT of money -

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    Re: New battery

    79 series batteries are not cheap, but you can find them for a LOT less than $200 all day long.

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    Re: New battery

    $200? Ouch. I purchased a brand new ACDelco battery a few months back from an ACDelco distributor not far from me, ended up costing me around $100. Have you checked for local ACDelco distributors to call and check their price? They have a website where you can search for local distributors too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    79 series batteries are not cheap, but you can find them for a LOT less than $200 all day long.
    I've looked everywhere around here, I never usually go to the dealer there always last resort but I want a AC Delco I will try to look around but I've used all our sources at the dealer none of them have AC Delco.

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    Re: New battery

    Well, to each his own, but when it comes to batteries, I don't put too much into a name as they are all made by one of 3 manufacturers in the country anyway. All you really need to be sure of is that it is a series 79 battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Well, to each his own, but when it comes to batteries, I don't put too much into a name as they are all made by one of 3 manufacturers in the country anyway. All you really need to be sure of is that it is a series 79 battery.
    You think I should go with a 79 series interstate? Ill check Walmart see what they have and how much.

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    You NEED a 79 series battery. Your battery is under the seat, and only the group 79 battery will connect to the vent tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    You NEED a 79 series battery. Your battery is under the seat, and only the group 79 battery will connect to the vent tubes.
    I meant 79

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