so the battery in the XM is suddenly struggling to start the car (to the point where I woudln't be brave enough to drive it)..... sigh ....CX's never need batteries ... let alone after a couple of short years.... It was replaced with a brand new battery about 2weeks before I purchased the XM ... so it's not old at all. But will certainly be out of warranty.
Actually I'm serious. I've fitted calcium plate Delkors to my last two CX's.... I may have put on in the Xantia too. It appears once you fit one of these batteries you never need to replace the battery again.
The original battery from my old CX2400 must be 10years old now. I bought it cheaply as it was "old stock" that had been sitting on the shelf at the battery shop for an extended period. When I parked the CX up 6years ago I lent the battery to my father who used it on his spray unit... THen a few years ago my brother found it in the shed, charged it up ... chucked it in his boat and it's still going strong .... after 10years
The delkor in the CX turbo I fitted when I got the car about 6years ago (thinking the 4year old delkor from the old CX2400 was probably getting a little old to be worth the risk...... how wrong was I ).... anyway, the battery in the CX turbo is still going strong with no signs of slowing down at 6years of age .....
I wonder if a calcium plate delkor for the diesel is a good move ?? It's a diesel so the CCA's required to start it is far more than the CX's. Does anyone know if these batteries are as good as they were 6+years ago ?? No doubt they have decreased the quality of the batteries greatly .... after all you won't sell many of the bloody things if they never die