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Old 05-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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DieHard Platinum

My wet cell coach batteries started going downhill, at first I thought it was just the corrosion on the terminals, but cleaning them didn't help much.

This time I decided to try AGM. I had a battery watering system before, but upon removing the batteries, I found that one of the caps had a blockage of some sort, and even though I kept the system full of distilled water, I ended up with a dry cell due to the defective watering system. Also I'm just sick of cleaning up the mess as I recharge my batteries constantly.

I found the DieHard Platinum is made by Odyssy. You can get the same battery with a DieHard brand for about $100 cheaper. I got 2 34M AGM batteries for $219 each. We'll see how it goes, but I know I won't have to be worrying about that watering system or cleaning up any more mess from now on.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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Replaced my wet cells with AGMs three years ago. Will never go back.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Replaced my wet cells with AGMs three years ago. Will never go back.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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I'm starting my 5th year on my Trojan G34 AGMs and they are still going strong.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I debated it for a while, after all I was spending about double for AGM, but I look at is as an investment. If they last twice as long as the wet cells then it's a wash. When you throw in the fact that they are true no maintenance and the fact that they can rebound better from the occasional drain below 50%, that's icing on the cake.

Looking forward to seeing how they work out.
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i replaced my dead 4.5 year old diehard platinum agm starting battery today with an exide agm.
sears would only allow me $85 allowance on a new $220 diehard.
the exide cost me $110 at cost less auto in the 'couv. it has a 4 year replacement guarantee and a prorated 9 year warranty.
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