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Many of you may know this already, but I found out some batteries aren't compatible with memory saving devices. I.E. a programmer. My battery would die every time I would back out of the garage and then turn the truck off to wash it, cut grass, etc... I also went on vacation for 10 days and when I came back it was dead. Well after getting the battery tested twice and it passing, and then failing emissions I figured I would just bite the bullet and buy a new battery. Well glad I did my research online first because using the vehicle function on several auto sites to find the correct battery I began seeing disclaimers about "not intended for use with memory device." anyways, to those may have this issue I've just been unplugging my Edge unless I know I'll be driving for an extended period of time.
very strange... i had left my truck unused for a month once, and I did not had a problem with the evo edge installed there. i never remove it.
also, the radio stores your music stations and stuff, so... at the bare minimum you have a radio with a memory for your fm selection.
why somebody will make a car battery that does not support even a car radio with memory?
2005 F150 SuperCrew Lariat 5.4L V8 Triton 4x2
I survived the change of broken spark plugs in the F150....
But my transmission didn't make it to 75000 miles....
This also may relate to when Ford began using the smaller battery too, I know when looking up batteries my 07 OEM issued is a 58 550 CCA, while 04-06 are 65 750-850 CCA. Regardless I must have a battery that has seen better days. I'm going to go with an AutoCraft Silver 58 550 CCA since I see mild winters here in GA, but it does have a 2 year warranty, and a 5 year prorate. I might be the exception and the guys at Advanced Auto Parts say the battery is good, but whatever...i'm tired of jumping it off. I've done it about 1/2 dozen times now since I installed the programmer in December 2011.