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Old 12-17-2008, 07:16 AM
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Default '01 V70 Battery replacement

During my long, greulling 5 1/2 hour 45 mile trip home yesterday through nice little blizzard, I noticed my headlights were starting to dim low when after about 4 1/2 hours of idling through the highway once the idle went down.

Since I bought this car used, I'm assuming since there is a Volvo battery in it that it could be the original? Do they really last 7 or 8 years?

My question is do I have to buy an OEM Volvo battery, or does any company like Sears/Die Hard make one that will fit in the back of the V70? I know the cables have just enough play to get it hooked up since I've taken it out before, but I don't know if I have to stick with a Volvo battery. I would rather buy a Die Hard Gold since that's all I've really used on my past cars, unless there is something better.

When it comes to batteries, I don't mess around. I want the best I can get, even if it breaks the bank.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:50 AM
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Default RE: '01 V70 Battery replacement

I would buy and install a Interstate MT-48 battery.
They are good batteries and fit in there pretty nice. A minor adjustment needed but will fit good.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:06 AM
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Where do you buy those? Are they specific to one franchise?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:11 AM
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You would have to check your area. We sell them at our shop. Not sure who else sells them. You might be able to go to Interstates site and search for a store near you.
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OK cool. What mods have to be done for it to fit?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: '01 V70 Battery replacement

When you remove the old battery the inside edge of the battery box needs to be tapped in some. Then I install a stud in the place of the bolt removed and slide the hold down back in and install the nut.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:29 AM
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I did a search on their site and it looks like they have an exact fit one.

How does this one look?

http://www.interstatebatteries.com/cs_estore/Search.aspx?dsNavigation=Nu~Part+Number,Ns~product +Type|101|1|,N~21-4294493341-4294492648-2147384743-4294492683
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:35 AM
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That should work never used that one. We have always used the MT-48 batteries. So you could use either one.
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The only reason I linked that one is maybe it would fit without needing a mod or anything? I dunno.
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I wish I could tell you but I haven't used that one.
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