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Old 11-28-2008, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Motorcraft BH-65 900 CCAs

Understand Motorcraft's BSD-65 battery which had 900 CCAs is now called Motorcraft BH-65 which still has 900 CCAs.

Has anyone had any experience with this battery? Thanks

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Not any real experience but I looked at them when I replaced my batteries. I decided to buy the BXT 65-850 because they were about 15 bucks each cheaper.
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i didn't even attemp to call motorcraft thinking they might be high .. how much are they? ... i went to napa and paid $95 ea for 880cca
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Not really sure, although I think they were at least over $120 each. But 900 CCAs sure is an attraction. I believe Johnson Control makes Motorcraft, correct?
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My batteries are about due for a change......anybody else make a decent maintenance free battery for these trucks? Like AC Delco? I have always had GREAT results from their batteries. Thanks.
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Never used Delco, but have used the smaller Optimas, with mixed results.

If I were going to use Optimas today, I would go to the larger Yellow Top Optima with 900 CCAs also. They are expensive and require redesigning each battery box, but I suspect they are wonderful batteries. And very tough!

The 900 CCAs with these flooded heavy duty Motorcraft batteries would seem to be just what would be needed to really spin these big 7.3L engines, but I have not read much about their durability over the long haul.

Any additional input would be appreciated.

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On the battery topic. What do you do when you think the ends of your cables need replaced? Can you somehow replace the ends or am I going to have to buy new cables?
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