Specialist Recommended O’reilly Battery!

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Anymac, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Anymac

    Anymac Karting

    Jul 27, 2015
    He said I might laugh! Then he said he has had great success with O’reilly batteries.

    He also talked about the issue of batteries sitting and having internal unseen issues.

    Anyhow, I checked online and when I enter the Testarossa O’Reilly does not show any compatible batteries. Not sure if this is due to rarity or incomplete data or what. I do see some for my 68 Charger.

    Anyone else ever used a premium O’Reilly battery?
  2. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

    Jul 12, 2004
    just go with the group size in there
  3. Anymac

    Anymac Karting

    Jul 27, 2015
    Went to Autozone site to see what Duralast and Optimim batteries and it also doesn’t even list Ferrari. So I guess I just have to pick the 48 or 34 class and buy one.
  4. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

    Jul 12, 2004
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  5. Anymac

    Anymac Karting

    Jul 27, 2015
    When they tested battery it’s 100% good. I guess the issue was how long it may have been sitting for a while and just now being exercised.
  6. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

    Jul 12, 2004
    how long was it transport?best to change it now you know you have a new battery now go and drive the car and give us your feedback
  7. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    Steve Magnusson
    The stock TR battery is a smallish Group 47-like (I believe they were trying to keep the weight down). Most of us use the larger Group 34R (Group 34 works too, but this requires running the battery cables over the top of the battery). Batteries are like oil filters -- there's only a few manufacturers, but a lot of different labels (OReilly doesn't make batteries). I wouldn't be worried about using a higher-end Group 34R from OReilly - JMO.
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  8. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall
    Like Steve said. 2 or 3 companies are making all the batteries in this country. Get one of the higher end and shop for price, not the label.
  9. MOSS

    MOSS Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 28, 2004
    Even the Walmart everstart batteries are great. Never had a problem.
  10. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
    Amersfoort, Holland.
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    Any car battery w
    Any battery will do the job imo.

    But remember, it is a European car …. so maybe you can get a Bosch battery or any EU brand for the same price ?
  11. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

    Nov 2, 2003
    How about the sealed gel batteries? Those corrosive fumes can’t be good. Lightweight Lithium?

    Surely we have better technology available these days than the TR OEM 30+ year old wet cell.
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  12. thorn

    thorn F1 Rookie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Tallahassee, FL
    There's nothing to fear with a modern wet cell battery in good condition.
  13. Lotaz

    Lotaz Formula 3

    Nov 18, 2016
    Las Vegas
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    I found auto parts stores do NOT list parts for what they call "Exotics" I run an AGM for my car as it's in a box in the boot of the car. It has a vent tube that goes out and under the car and that's all you need. The battery is the same you get anywhere you don't need an "Exotic" battery for an "Exotic" car. It goes by group size as stated. Make sure if your car sits you have a battery tender. I got 4-1/2 years out of my last battery in my Lotus and yes when I took it in it tested good but they test right off a charger. A battery needs to sit for a while before testing, it will fool you at times if you test right off the charger or after driving to an auto parts store.
  14. Zeff

    Zeff Formula Junior

    Oct 8, 2018
    Cupertino, Ca
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    Buy an odyssey battery. Buy online

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