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Old 01-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Battery question for my 06/zo6

I am in need of a new battery for 06/zo6 so I turned to experts here. I was thinking diehard but if there is one out there better for the same price of cheaper,I would like to know
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I had mine replaced with the same type as original. The battery compartment is pretty tight so care must be exercised if you are going to replace it with another brand to make sure it fits.
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I had mine replaced with the same type as original. The battery compartment is pretty tight so care must be exercised if you are going to replace it with another brand to make sure it fits.
Yup, replaced mine w/ a Delco a step-up from stock w/ more CCAs etc. Slid right in with some fanagling of cables. They sure made something ike changing a battery as difficult as possible.

One thing OP, go to a parts store and get a battery lifting strap.
Trust me it'll save you some bloody knucles & a LOT of bitching.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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Yup, replaced mine w/ a Delco a step-up from stock w/ more CCAs etc. Slid right in with some fanagling of cables. They sure made something ike changing a battery as difficult as possible.

One thing OP, go to a parts store and get a battery lifting strap.
Trust me it'll save you some bloody knucles & a LOT of bitching.
+1 on lifting cable. Also, be sure your replacement battery accomodates the overboard drain /vent tube as did the OEM. I replaced my battery last weekend with Advance Auto store brand. $97, including tax and core swap.
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My car is 7 years old and I'm on my 3rd battery...........

1 year on original

1 year on Optima Red Top

5 years on Bosche from Pep Boys,

My car can sit for 3 weeks, and start up like it was yesterday with the Bosche. I've also replaced batteries in 3 additional cars with a Bosche replacement.

Bosche has my support.
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Why do they call it "common sense" when, in fact, it has become so uncommon?

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Yea, I haven't had to replace my vettes, but I put a Bosch in my Range Rover Sport and haven't had to worry about power issues since.


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I had mine replaced with the same type as original. The battery compartment is pretty tight so care must be exercised if you are going to replace it with another brand to make sure it fits.
Same here. No issues. The OEM Delco lasted 6 1/2 years and even though the service dept. said the OEM still tested good I went ahead and had it replaced just to avoid a possible tow down the road.
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I have had my '07 Z06 for 6 1/2 years, 41,xxx miles and it still has the original battery. This past winter I put a battery tender on the car and now when I start it, I hear this "clicking" as if the car is searching for the fob. Sometimes when I get out of it, you can still hear the clicking and the hatch will unlock. The car is starting to act as if it has gremlins. I'm thinking I might replace the battery for piece of mind.
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I have had my '07 Z06 for 6 1/2 years, 41,xxx miles and it still has the original battery. This past winter I put a battery tender on the car and now when I start it, I hear this "clicking" as if the car is searching for the fob. Sometimes when I get out of it, you can still hear the clicking and the hatch will unlock. The car is starting to act as if it has gremlins. I'm thinking I might replace the battery for piece of mind.
Smart move. First indicator battery is getting ready to die - gremlins.
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I have had my '07 Z06 for 6 1/2 years, 41,xxx miles and it still has the original battery. This past winter I put a battery tender on the car and now when I start it, I hear this "clicking" as if the car is searching for the fob. Sometimes when I get out of it, you can still hear the clicking and the hatch will unlock. The car is starting to act as if it has gremlins. I'm thinking I might replace the battery for piece of mind.
I started hearing the same sounds in my 2006 built in 1/2006. I just replaced the factory battery this week. I had the dealer do it. $120 for the OEM Delco installed. I felt good about it.
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I started hearing the same sounds in my 2006 built in 1/2006. I just replaced the factory battery this week. I had the dealer do it. $120 for the OEM Delco installed. I felt good about it.
My Z was built in 1/2006 also. Just over 30k miles. Original battery still getting the job done but I do keep a battery tender on it if I won't be driving it for two weeks or longer.
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Warning: Bosch did not fit Z06 --- Replaced with an OEM Delco

Heads up, the OEM Delco on my 2007 Z06 finally died yesterday --- 5 years old. I purchased the recommend Bosch, it was somewhat larger and the OEM tie-down did not fit on the top of the battery.

Had to go down to my favorite Chevy dealer to pick up an OEM Delco. Worked perfectly.

FYI, get yourself an old type battery strap -- with D-type connectors on the ends that grab the battery posts. Makes the job MUCH easier and saves your fingers. The new style battery carriers do not work on the Z06s.

By the way, OPTIMA does not list a battery for the C6 Z06; I have an OPTIMA on my 82 Vette --- works great!
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Don't forget to connect the battery vent tube

One more thing.

Don't forget to connect the battery vent tube; also make sure that the vent plug is in place on the opposite battery vent hole (it is small and hard to see).
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I have had my '07 Z06 for 6 1/2 years, 41,xxx miles and it still has the original battery. This past winter I put a battery tender on the car and now when I start it, I hear this "clicking" as if the car is searching for the fob. Sometimes when I get out of it, you can still hear the clicking and the hatch will unlock. The car is starting to act as if it has gremlins. I'm thinking I might replace the battery for piece of mind.
I have had the car now for seven years and two months, still on the original battery! The electrical "gremlin issues" stopped. I now have 46,800 miles on the car. It's put away for winter, we'll see what happens in the spring.
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I am in need of a new battery for 06/zo6 so I turned to experts here. I was thinking diehard but if there is one out there better for the same price of cheaper,I would like to know
I replaced the original with a diehard - about $125 3 yr warranty. It lasted 2 1/2 yrs and I just replaced it with an Interstate., same warranty about the same price.

Changing it out is not that big of a deal. The compartment is tight, but if you use a battery strap it's not an issue. Watch out for the vent fitting, plastic and they broke easily.
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