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#1
garycct

Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:40 PM

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Hi all,

Just would like to know any of you use Panasonic Maintenance Free Car
Battery before? What's the experience? Is it reliable? Good?

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tonykong18

Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:19 AM

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garycct,

My experience with "Maintenance Free Car Batteries" I donot know about
other brands, is Not That Good cos all the three(3) brands (Not to
mention the names, anyway I forgot the names)1st and 2nd pc, fails me
after 1 year + and the 3rd pc fails me 11 months so when I checked with
the supplier(dealer) they told me it's better to use the One which needs
to be maintained. So I am back with the maintencance type. Hope this will
serve me better, ha ha ha......This is only my(one person) experience,
better get more info and comments B4 U make ur choice. Just sharing
Only...

Rgds

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vr2turbo

Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:54 AM

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tony,

I was a non MF battery user before. Most of my batteries lasted around one
and a half to two years only. Some will start to leak acid before going dead.
Some I had problem even with the positive terminal breaking off. Some more
was using local branded batteries.

Am now using MF battery (one made in Indonesia and the other from
philippines). One already one and a half years and still going strong, the
other just pass one year and also going strong. Shoulded be any problem.
Maybe just your luck that the battery you bought is not so good...

rdgs,

#4
razibar

Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:45 PM

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Dear Vr2turbo and all

the MF battery on my S40 2.4i since Nov-04 until today is working like a
charm. Recent check by SC during my 2nd yearly maintenance in Nov-06
indicate the voltage/??? are within Volvo specs. So they told me they no
need to change for now.
So i guess it must have something to do with the brand that you use. I
asked them about the brand and was told it came from Thailand.

Hope that helps

#5
Tourist

Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:06 PM

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My batteries normally last 3+ years. May be because I took care of it well
like making sure the plates are never exposed and only uses distilled water
to refill.


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tonykong18

Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:30 PM

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Well, Maybe my luck is that I cannot be lazy and need to look after the
battery regularly, that's why MF type don't suit my car(or me)Ha Ha Ha,
well let's see how this new one goes.(Or the Mech Shop Con me, cos I look
very innocent and sometime "stupid" HA HA HA....
Thanks for sharing..

rgds

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yeongcl

Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:30 PM

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i cannot use normal battery because it will always dry up within 6 months.
to lazy to add water lah. so the maintenance free battery that cause a
little extra and will last 1 + years is good buy for me.

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tonykong18

Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:29 PM

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Hi yeongcl,

U are just my opposite Ha Ha, but i year plus is a bit too short a term
or is it normal nowadays, well got to keep fingers crossed....Ha Ha

rgds

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H2O

Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:36 AM

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"i cannot use normal battery because it will always dry up within 6
months.
to lazy to add water lah. so the maintenance free battery that cause a
little extra and will last 1 + years is good buy for me."

If you service ur car .. they will add water on it ma.....

#10
sure88

Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:55 PM

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Hi;
Anyone knows the best place to buy
car battery in PJ area,
and pls state price.
eg. PH Auto's price fluctuates
if u don't know the price
..sure kena "makan".