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bakelite
11-28-2007, 05:55 PM
I need to go to Kamloops on Friday and need a new battery for my 92 Dodge Diesel.

1. What would be the best battery for my truck? (cold climate)

2. Where is the best place to buy it in Kamloops? :)

Thanks. [cheers]

Frenchtoast
11-28-2007, 06:09 PM
any with a high [cca] should work fine,i guess you don'r have duals ey[cheers]

bakelite
11-28-2007, 06:18 PM
No just a single for now. Thanks.[cheers]

longhorn
11-28-2007, 06:42 PM
I bought a new battery for my 92 Cummins last year.
I cant remember the cranking amps but DONT go cheap.
I think I paid $150-$175.
I didnt plug that truck in all winter .
With the good battery the glow plug seemed to work better and it always fired right up even on the coldest day.

I have 2 cheap batterys in my Ford and I have to plug it in when its cold or it wont start.
So with a diesel its best to pay the extra and get a good battery.

bakelite
11-28-2007, 06:51 PM
Good to know man, mine is hard starting right now so I figured a new battery was due, had to use my booster this morning. Just wondering what is the best brand and hoping someone in Kamloops knows a good place. [cheers]

jakerngr
11-28-2007, 07:26 PM
call interstate they know what you need

78f150
11-28-2007, 08:41 PM
I bought a new battery for my 92 Cummins last year.
I cant remember the cranking amps but DONT go cheap.
I think I paid $150-$175.
I didnt plug that truck in all winter .
With the good battery the glow plug seemed to work better and it always fired right up even on the coldest day.

I have 2 cheap batterys in my Ford and I have to plug it in when its cold or it wont start.
So with a diesel its best to pay the extra and get a good battery.


That's nothin' to do with the batteries it's cause it's a Ford.[16]

MikeWild
11-28-2007, 11:15 PM
Can't go wrong with an optima Joe. Never had a problem with my yellow top, then again, it doesn't get all that cold here in Burnaby! :D

bakelite
11-29-2007, 06:12 AM
Was thinking of an Optima but it's mostly a road truck anyway and I need lots of Cold cranking amps....guess I'll just go to Battery Direct and see what they got. :dontknow:

Thanks everybody

kamloopsyota
11-29-2007, 04:43 PM
you could try battery direct, the guys in there are pretty knowledgeable

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=battery+direct&near=Kamloops,+BC&fb=1&cid=0,0,16139755231657940877&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image

Trooper
11-29-2007, 05:35 PM
Optima wont give your the cca's you need i think you need a 1600cca battery. Interstate are decent. You checked your intake heater matrix? Holes can make it allot harder to start when cold. Duals you could run optimas but one wont do much

Roy
11-29-2007, 09:06 PM
Even here on the coast, when the temps get down below freezing, I plug my Dodge in. I also have a 110v interior heater in it. Great getting into a warm cab in the morning, not having to scrape the windows and then firing up the Cummins without using the heating grid (no glow plugs in a Cummins).