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Old 12-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #51
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Maybe subaru needs to offer an engine block heater option—somewhat kidding here...
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:45 AM   #52
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Maybe subaru needs to offer an engine block heater option—somewhat kidding here. But I've certainly noticed that my '16 wrx doesn't turn over as quick as my other cars whether it is cold or warm outside. I don't have push to start and I have caught myself a number of times not turning the key to start long enough to start it. I have a 25 year old maxima that only takes the brief-ist turn to start to start it. I'm not sure if the WRX does in fact have a weak battery or if there is something else going on in the ignition/starting system.
Block heaters are mandatory where I live (as well as other provinces), the dealers put them on every car sold. I think that's part of the reason our front grills in the USDM cars are so ugly.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:21 PM   #53
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Thursday thru Saturday had a tough time. Car cranks over slow as well. Thinking about getting an odyssey agm. I keep my booster in my trunk just in case that POS is dead till i get a new battery...
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:45 PM   #54
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Bosch AGM currently on sale at Pep Boys for under $150-
https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/838876/01628
4-year free replacement and 3-year free jump start.
I've had one of these in my '15 for almost a year.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:45 PM   #55
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battery is going also had the car since late 2014 car only has 15000 on 2015 WRX going to just replace with a better once. Car didn't start this morning and the weather is getting colder and I'm not going back to the dealership.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:11 PM   #56
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The battery in my 15 was having issues starting last winter and would also die after sitting more then a day. I had it replaced under warranty and the new one is rated higher CCA. So far I haven't had any issues but we shall see how long it lasts. I'll buy a better one once this one dies on me.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:45 PM   #57
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Mine had also been changed on warranty, 2015 at about 20000. Also solved some strange electrical bug: few light stayed on in dash, and few electronics were not working on coldstart. Still a Subaru labeled battery, but more cca.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:54 PM   #58
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Yup I had problems with it too but I got mine replaced under warranty, now she runs, here is my post about what problems I had.

2015 WRX having problems starting
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?p=2810114
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:30 PM   #59
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So I got my new battery yesterday. I just went with the optima yellow top. Much much better, started up with no hesitation. So far no issues. Cold weather is not a factor although it doesn't get that cold in southern CA.
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:27 AM   #60
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My factory battery was garbage as well. Could barely hold a charge and super slow cranks ever where the engine barely catches during a recent cold spell. Was even using a block heater at the time too.

Replaced it on my own with a battery that has almost double the CCA than the stock Panasonic battery. So much better now and cranks fast.

Didn't bother with warranty as it usually ends up with the dealer having the car for a whole day and concluding with "no fault found" and possibly getting hit with a diagnostic fee. No thanks.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:02 PM   #61
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Dealer installed the factory block heater for me and said the labor was high because they had to remove the turbo on the 2015+ wrx. The factory also sells battery warmer which I haven't tried.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:54 AM   #62
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Went with the Optima RedTop, car starts up fine in 0-10 degree weather. I also have a 15 that was suffering from the triple meter reset but it hasn't happened so hopefully it's gone!
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:37 AM   #63
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I can disconnect my battery and my triple meter doesn't reset. It's not related to the battery.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:55 AM   #64
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I can disconnect my battery and my triple meter doesn't reset. It's not related to the battery.
This is correct. It's thermal, happens when there is a large swing in temperature either way. I've seen it when there is a sudden warmup as well as when the temp drops.
It still happens even with the AGM battery.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:05 PM   #65
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This is correct. It's thermal, happens when there is a large swing in temperature either way. I've seen it when there is a sudden warmup as well as when the temp drops.
It still happens even with the AGM battery.
Its crazy how people latch onto things around here. From the 3rd post in this thread.

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I'm at 26 months, and I can tell from the cranking in the morning the battery is starting to go. The sad part is, my last subaru's battery lasted 7 years. (Daily both)

In any case, I have a battery waiting for delivery. Deka Intimidator. It suppose to be a good AGM battery that is relatively inexpensive. I paid $150 shipped.

I'll let you know how it goes, however I never experienced triple gauge resets. In fact, when I disconnect my battery to do random installs...my triple gauge never changes.
Also, after battling with UPS for 3 weeks I finally got my Deka Intimidator. I'm very happy with the purchase as it has recently been reaching the mid 30s here in the Bay and with the OEM battery on its last legs this new AGM battery gives me extra assurance in the cold mornings. (I know 30s isn't as cold as most of you guys!)
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:57 AM   #66
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Sucks took you so long to get the replacement! The Autozone Duralast Platinum AGM35 is made in/by the same factory as the Deka, same specs. I bought one the other day cause my battery had **** out over the weekend! Readily available AGM battery for anyone else who may need to replace theirs in a jiffy like I had to.
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:05 AM   #67
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lol, I'm in SoCal and my 15' battery always dies. Looking for a replacement....damn car dies every other week.
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #68
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Mine died a few weeks ago. 2015 with less than 20k. I am have a descent number of mods...so I just bought a new one.
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:34 PM   #69
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Mine died a few weeks ago. 2015 with less than 20k. I am have a descent number of mods...so I just bought a new one.
I'm bone stock. It died last week while I was waiting for a parking spot at the beach to go surfing, lol. Then again, nothing wrong with being stranded at the beach, lmao.

Thinking I might get a optima.
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:59 PM   #70
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Mine **** the bed today. Went to the gun shop to pick up a new toy. Walked out to a dead battery as the car would not start.. Nothing left on. Just dead. Push started it and went to Advanced. Had them test the battery and it said to replace it.. They also mentioned the CCA was very low for the car. I went ahead and replaced it.. I've had the car for 2 years almost to the day and 28k miles.
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:05 PM   #71
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My 15 rex is 2.5 years old and the battery would always need a jump if I left the radio on for more than 3 minutes with the car off; I load tested it and it was bad. The dealer said it was putting out under 300 crank, but since it would put out 12.8 when recharged they would not replace or prorate it.

It left me stranded 2 times this month, a week after the dealer checked it. Couldn't jump it with an F150, only a jump pack would work. I'd drive it around 20 minutes, turn it off, and then fire it up but once it sat for a day it wouldn't start 2 times in days I dealt with this crap.

I called Subaru of America and complained about the issue and they offered me up to a $150 refund check if I went and put a battery in it myself.
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:44 PM   #72
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I'm out of warranty. Are red top Optimas good?
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:53 PM   #73
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I'm out of warranty. Are red top Optimas good?
I've read optima quality has dropped significantly in the last few years.

If you are looking at optima then you are in AGM market. As mentioned above the best stuff appears to be DEKA made. Another option is Odyssey but they are a bit pricier than the DEKA batteries and reviews are mixed.

If you shop around you should be able to find a DEKA made battery in the 150 range.
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #74
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I'm out of warranty. Are red top Optimas good?
They're hit or miss these days. Some have problems with them, I have one in the '02 that's going on 9 years old and still has almost full rated cranking power.
But, they're also rather pricey. I suggest you consider the Bosch AGM I linked to here-
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=54
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:03 PM   #75
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I've read optima quality has dropped significantly in the last few years.

If you are looking at optima then you are in AGM market. As mentioned above the best stuff appears to be DEKA made. Another option is Odyssey but they are a bit pricier than the DEKA batteries and reviews are mixed.

If you shop around you should be able to find a DEKA made battery in the 150 range.
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They're hit or miss these days. Some have problems with them, I have one in the '02 that's going on 9 years old and still has almost full rated cranking power.
But, they're also rather pricey. I suggest you consider the Bosch AGM I linked to here-
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=54

Thanks for the info, think I'll make that AGM purchase. A shame about Optima, was the one to have back in the day.
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