I need to do the v-6 upgrade asap... these tiny batteries they put in the I-4 just don't cut it in 3 degree weather.....:furious:
Well this is the second time today... this morning luckily the GF had not left for work yet so I just pulled her car up next to mine and jumped it then just went to go grab some lunch and no start again I'm just going to wait till its time to go home and have someone jump it again.Sorry to hear...did you get it started?
I know I even try to turn everything off before I shut the car down.... Still no luck.I hear ya im near Cincinnati, mine sits out during the day (garage at night) and I swear one of these times it wont have enough to start. My battery is only one year old! I try to shut everything down before I start it (radio, fan, etc.)
I just went out to run it so I wouldn't have this probably. It barely pulled through.
Last time the temps were like this a couple weeks ago I totally didn't even think about it and my car sat outside for more than 2 days. It did not start and I was late for work. Then after the fact, I realized we had a battery charger in the basement. I was a little upset.
But now I have been trying to run it at least once a day, especially now that it's cold. Doing okay so far. I have heard mixed reviews about v6 battery. I was looking into and just stopped. People made it sound like it was just better to buy a different battery vs. doing v6 upgrade.
I was just giving a couple of examples of JC-made batteries, which IMO are a good option if OP doesn't want to do the V6 battery swap. All of Costco's batteries are made by JC, along with Interstate, Duralast, and many of Walmart's Everstart Maxx batteries. We've had quite a few days of sub-zero temperatures this winter and my Accord has never failed to start on the Kirkland battery that I put in (rated for 500 CCA at 0F, and 625 CCA at 32F). Even in near-zero or below-zero temperatures, it starts up within 5 cranks every time.We've done this dance too many times:
Exide, East Penn, and Johnson Controls make about 99% of the batteries we buy. Sellers just slap their labels on them....A "Costco" battery is no better or worse than other batteries built by Johnson Controls.
The days of 8-10 year batteries are over. My 4.5 year old Walmart 51R made by Exide is still going strong.
Yea, but who is driving a GT-R in the winter or letting it sit out in the cold?Oh, and an interesting tidbit for those who are mad at Honda for putting a small 51R battery into the I4 Accord. Guess what other car uses the same size battery? A 500+ HP, twin turbo Nissan GT-R.
Yea, but who is driving a GT-R in the winter or letting it sit out in the cold?
i was at walmart the other day and to my freaking suprise a gtr in the parking lot... but get this.. HANDICAPPED PLATES.. are you S**Ting me... yes i need to park right next to the entrance but i can drive a 500hp car.... aranoid:I saw five of them two weeks ago at the West Palm Beach, Florida car show. It was winter there....locals were complaining of having to wear long pants in the 68 degree evenings......the horror.