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Cabela's AGM and F150

Old 03-21-2007, 11:55 PM
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I have a Yamaha F150 and I'm wanting to get a Cabela's AGM group 27 battery. The only requirement that the motor has that the battery doesn't is the reserve capacity. The motor calls for 182 minutes and the battery has 180 minutes. I know this should not be a big deal, but I wanted to hear from some of you who are running this combination. My dealer put in a group 24 battery and I'm sure it doesn't have the capacity that the AGM has.
Old 03-22-2007, 12:31 AM
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I have the same engine(s) and I just bought the same batteries. I never checked the reserve capacity requirement, as I was really only concerned about MCA/CCA.

I think the F150 would be charging the battery faster than it is discharging it at any RPM (including idle), so this begs the question ... why is there a minimum reserve capacity requirement at all? ;?
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My 02 250HPDI has the same RC battery requirements as your engine. I used a group 24 battery with about 2/3 the RC for 4 years, then switched to the 27 group Cabela's AGM. I have not noticed a difference since I replaced the battery a year ago. I contacted Yamaha years ago when I first noted the high battery RC requirement. They indicated that it was just to ensure a longer life for the installed battery...once the engine is fired up, its getting all the electrical power it needs from its alternator. Hope this helps.

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Why would a manf have a RC requirement?

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