Originally Posted by monantony
So the battery failed today at -2F
It made it to 4 years to the day after purchase.
My research indicated it is a 24F.... what gives?
2006- all models, 24F
But that is wrong, my battery is a group 35... I'd like to pop a 24F in it but the tray is small.
Is a bigger tray available? Don't ask why or judge. I would rather have the bigger battery. I upgraded my Accord using factory parts and I love the extra capacity and amps...
Small group 24 batteries, range from =/- 500 cold cranking amps.
- that's why many owners change them, after 4 years
In Toyota (wife has a RAV4 and I have a 4Runner / both v6 Gen3) - when batteries died, I replaced them with AGM Group 35.
- Cold cranking Amps was 775
- battery was longer and required a 1" cedar board underneath, to get the proper height to the cables
My brother has a Honda CR-V - he did the same / went from group 24 to 35...common upgrade, on these forums.
- the larger battery, will likely last 50% longer (or more)
- freezing cold winter startup, will identify a battery going weak (usually)
- always helps, to put a charger on it and de-sulfate used battery, when they start to get old
- try and restore the 100% / 80% will still be OK, on a larger battery / 70% is problematic
Group #35 is the only way go / 24 is an inferior battery size, for any auto.
- in 3 to 4 years, a used group 35 probably still has move capacity, than a brand new group 24
- and that's the irony here / I would never buy a group 24, unless it was going into a John Deere garden tractor (LOL) with limited battery space.
I got +9 years twice, out of AGM batteries (ones USA made) / if I want a cheap battery, head to Walmart or Costco. Best place to buy AGM in Canada, is Canadian Tire, 5 year full warranty.