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Old 02-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Swap on 08

I thought having a tender on my battery would keep it from failing. But went to plug it in and the tender said it was not hooked up properly. In snooping the whole electrical was dead and is seems like the battery will not take a charge.
Assume the batt is toast, but are there any issues ( or heads up ) you guys can give me with just swaping in a fresh battery. It's still winter up here so at least it happened in the garage.
BTW the factory battery in my 02 still worked @ 8 years by using the tender. Must have got a crappy one in the 08.....oh well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

I replace the battery in my 06 Z about every 2.5 years. I try to run the car every 1-2 weeks and don't use a tender since the car is not where I can keep an eye on it. To pull the old battery use two vice grips to pull it out and you may need a second pair of hands to hold the cables out of the way. It is a very, very tight fit. Good luck.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a battery tender. My last battery lasted about 3 years without a tender. One draw back to using a tender though, if you get a power surge during a thunder storm, it can wreck havoc with your electrical system. I had to replace the EBCM module in mine because of that. I still use a tender but have it plugged in to a good surge protector. Here's another tip, get you one of these for lifting the battery out of that tiny compartment.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

I'm of the opinion that the LZ1 cars use way less battery than the LZ2-3 cars... My dad has a LT2 c6 and it is terrible with batteries. I have the OEM bat from April 4 2008 and it runs and starts fine. I can go 6 weeks between starts without a tender.. Any thoughts?

That being said, I know how sensitive these cars are to bad bats and I'm probably going to replace my bat with a new one before I notice issues at 120mph... Thought about optima, but will go more like OEM due to vent issues in the cockpit...
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That would certainly make sense - the less electronic stuff in the car the longer the battery will have a charge.
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

I bought my C6Z in late 05 and thanks to a battery tender, it's still good. However, I think I'm no borrowed time.
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

Replaced mine on the '07 about 5 minutes ago.
What a pain in the butt to get that sucker out.

(btw, I don't use a tender and this is my second replacement)

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I replaced mine with a Braille #3121. About 10% less amps but doesn't seem a problem. Had it in over a year now. !0lbs less weight.
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

[QUOTE=MikesZ06;1370314]Replaced mine on the '07 about 5 minutes ago.
What a pain in the butt to get that sucker out.

Using a post strap (as by JUB JUB), lift the driver side up about 45 degrees, and it comes right out.
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Replaced mine on the '07 about 5 minutes ago.
What a pain in the butt to get that sucker out.

Using a post strap (as by JUB JUB), lift the driver side up about 45 degrees, and it comes right out.
I do use a post strap and no, it doesn't always come right out.

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Re: Battery Swap on 08

First nice day and I wanted to get the Vette out for a spin. No such luck, dead battery. Only 800 miles on the clock, but sitting for four years took it's toll on the original battery. Replaced it with an original replacement 90 something. $97 which I thought wasn't to bad. I'll learn this next winter to keep a charger on it.
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Battery tender helped my original battery last 8 years (C5Z).
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Re: Battery Swap on 08

replaced my 2007 Z06 battery yesterday, my thanks to those on the forum for their discussion on making it go smoothly. without all the information on the forums I would be still be throwing tools and cussing. Actually it took about 20 min and replacement battery was an exact fit and came with a built-in handle to make putting it in a lot better than removal. they must build the car around the battery, lol.....
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replaced my 2007 Z06 battery yesterday, my thanks to those on the forum for their discussion on making it go smoothly. without all the information on the forums I would be still be throwing tools and cussing. Actually it took about 20 min and replacement battery was an exact fit and came with a built-in handle to make putting it in a lot better than removal. they must build the car around the battery, lol.....
Sure helps to tie off the cables with cord, to the pass side hatch strut.
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