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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Torque View Post
The Motorcraft BXT65-850 is $156.99 at the local O'Reilly stores plus $18 core.
Even if O'Reilly will refund an AutoZone DG core, it could be moot if my model is discontinued, since the manufacturer won't want it back. I wonder whether AZ is obligated to refund the core on their own house brand batteries, even on discontinued models.
All parts stores accept all cores. It's just a junk battery. I have never had someone question the brand on anything that has a core charge.

Just get the Motorcraft! It is a good battery, and O'Reillys has a very long pro-rated warranty on that battery. Not many stores do the pro-rated warranty any more. Advance doesn't.

Optimas and Autozone batteries are junk. I have been stuck with Duralast for years because of the warranty. They last 3-4 years, tops.


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