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Group 51R battery? No problem!

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Old 03-05-2017, 10:13 AM
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I have these on every car, (4) in our family. They do need to be cars in use if you use this particular model. I also have a 12 volt maint.charger too. ($68) onnline


http://www.pulsetech.net/Content/Our...echnology.aspx



On all my cars
PP-12-L PowerPulse 12-Volt Battery Maintenance System


XC100-P Xtreme Charge 12V Battery Maintenance Charger Desulfator



Case study, one of many.

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Old 10-05-2018, 12:02 PM
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Kirkland 51r battery

Here is my attempt at squeezing in a Kirkland / Costco 51r battery in my 2009 Fit. It's very tight but it fits. All I had to do is discard the battery box and place a spacer under the battery. I used pieces of rubber under the spacer, and between the battery and the spacer, to prevent the battery from slipping. Battery seems secure. Fingers crossed. FWIW, I replaced the original Yuasa battery which lasted 9 years. It had not died yet, but I did not want to take a chance before another Canadian winter.


Kirkland 51r battery in 2009 GE Fit
 
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:02 AM
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Kirkland 51r battery

I managed to install a Costco/Kirkland 51r battery in my GE 2009 Fit. All I had to do is place a spacer under the battery. It's a very tight fit though. FWIW, I was replacing the original Yuasa battery, which lasted 9 years. It had not died yet, but I did not want to take the chance of another Canadian winter.
 
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Kirkland 51r in 2009 Fit


 
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:47 PM
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now I gotta go check if my local costco stocks 51R
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:08 PM
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u can fit 51 r with everything. Just take out air box and slice off the fins on the right side adjacent to battery.
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dlivry7 View Post
first you claim batteries only last 1.5 years, then 2 years. ridiculous.
then you claim just go buy a honda battery? honda does not make auto batteries for one.
two, buying a battery at the honda dealership will be more expensive than buying a battery elsewhere. three, honda dealerships will not give you a free battery if said battery checks out good when load tested.
Mine lasted 4 years, but I was driving a consistent 45 minute commute each way. Batteries sulfate rapidly when not at full charge. 1.5 to 2 years is typical for short trips.

I replaced mine at NAPA for about $97, for the correctly sized battery. This lasted 5 years with another NAPA replacement, only $72 as the previous still had some warranty left on it.

If the car is under warranty, Honda will replace the battery if it's shot. It's not prorated. Yes it's made by another company. Honda doesn't make starters, alternators, radios, radiators, A/C compressors etc. But they do warrant these. Tires are the only thing they will send you to the manufacturer for warranty replacements.
 
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Old 01-01-2019, 03:15 AM
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I had two honda fit batterys. For the fit both died at around 48k miles. My 51r though from Costco has lasted me 100k and is still seriously buff.
 
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