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Hi. Looking for some information and any information would be greatly appreciated.

We will soon need to replace the batteries on our 6.0L V8 diesel F350. The ones we have are the original ones from when we bought the truck new in 2006 (we think that is good going compared to the lifespan of batteries we had in the past on smaller vehicles). Just putting out feelers to see what other makes of batteries you prefer/recommend for these harsh Canadian winters.
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I don't know what is available in Canada but if you were in Tulsa Oklahoma I would tell you that a Sears Die Hard Platinum is the best battery available.

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Most of the Wal-Mart batteries are made by Johnson Controls, who have been making great batteries for years. I run them in my truck, tractor, boat, and lawn tractor. I've been very happy with them. But it will be hard to beat the 10 years I got out of the OEM Motorcraft battery in my truck - it still tested OK, but 10 years on a battery is borrowed time.

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try x 2 batteries there kinda spendy and worth every penny there way better than optima and even have brass terminals i was going through a set every year or so until i bought these batteries they even have a five year free replacement
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I don't know what is available in Canada but if you were in Tulsa Oklahoma I would tell you that a Sears Die Hard Platinum is the best battery available.

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Since you have the 6.0L it's a different animal than my 7.3L. I get 3 years on a set of batteries. Used Motorcraft for the first two sets. Then I found someone that carried Exide. Those seemed to last a little longer, so when I had to replace them yesterday I bought Exide again. Since they cost about the same as the Interstate I may try those next time. I just can't bring myself to buy a walmart or even an autozone/o'reily battery.

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Smile My last batteries are glass mat

My '99 7.3l is on the third set of batteries, and the last set are the Sear Glass Mat. I like them because they don't corrode like the flooded batteries. About $200 ea at Sears. The only thing I have heard is they don't like to be over charged. So make sure your system is working properly. I have also went to a constant current smart charger to replace my older constant voltage charger.
They are sealed and have what's called "no spillable acid" so they do not corrode the post connections as the wet cell batteries do making a mess to cleanup on occasion.

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