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2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

Post by Georgeandkira »

I test drove my '07 the morning after a cold snap which killed the battery.
They threw in a new Volvo battery and I felt good about that.
Now I suppose I know why.

Does anyone know if Volvo batteries are "smart"? That is to say, is there circuitry built into the thing?
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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

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Georgeandkira wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:58 am I test drove my '07 the morning after a cold snap which killed the battery.
They threw in a new Volvo battery and I felt good about that.
Now I suppose I know why.

Does anyone know if Volvo batteries are "smart"? That is to say, is there circuitry built into the thing?
No, they're just ordinary lead acid batteries of decent quality.
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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

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Nonsense. They are made with love that one can only taste in Swedish meatballs wrapped in bacon
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abscate wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:41 am Nonsense. They are made with love that one can only taste in Swedish meatballs wrapped in bacon
In Mexico, or so it would seem for the US market as mentioned above.

Or Germany if they are the actual originals that came with the car.
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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

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abscate wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:41 am Nonsense. They are made with love that one can only taste in Swedish meatballs wrapped in bacon
Don't forget served on a finely polished Sterling tray, by blond Sweedish supermodels hand feeding you... LOL June
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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

Post by Durenol »

jimmy57 wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:48 pm it is a Delco AGM battery
OK wait, is AGM ok to use in my car? I thought people were suggesting that it wouldn't charge right and wouldn't last that long.
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Re: 2007 XC70: think I need a new battery. How do you test/where do you buy replacements?

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Durenol wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:23 pm
jimmy57 wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:48 pm it is a Delco AGM battery
OK wait, is AGM ok to use in my car? I thought people were suggesting that it wouldn't charge right and wouldn't last that long.
I think people have said that, but if jimmy runs them I would go with the guy who actually fixes them by the 100s...
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