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ndfrigi 02-11-2021 12:32 PM

Interstate Battery
 
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Hello, just wondering if anyone did use or using Interstate MTP 94R/H7 on a 2.5 boxster? A friendís 3.2 S currently using this for more than 4 yrs already.
Any issue using it for boxster base 2.5 engine?

rick3000 02-12-2021 06:29 AM

I'm on my second Costco interstate battery, the first one lasted 7 years.

PaulE 02-12-2021 02:50 PM

My Interstate Battery lasted over 10 years in my 2003 S, any time my car was parked in the garage it was on the CTEK battery maintainer. I only replaced it because I was concerned it might die while I was away on a multi-day HPDE trip, even though it wasn't showing any signs of failure. It was a white one with a green top. I think it was the 84 month battery.

A8ked 02-12-2021 07:13 PM

The first Costco Interstate battery in my 986 lasted 12 years! I replaced it with another!

ndfrigi 02-20-2021 11:30 AM

Thank you everyone for your reply. Can you share what model or number you used? Or is it MTP 94R/H7?

mikefocke 02-20-2021 11:52 AM

The thing is where the positive and negative posts are. That and the physical size. Then the Amp Hours.

Nothing special in terms of needing a special battery in a Porsche. I choose an AGM replacement which required an adapter and a new grounding cable. But that was my choice, not driven by need or specs. I always treated my P-car to the best.

Replacing is easy. Record or locate the radio code if your radio has one. Or provide power through the cigarette lighter. Lift the new battery into the frunk. Climb into the frunk and swap away. Then redo the radio code. Simple swap. (If I can do it, anyone can.)

JayG 02-20-2021 05:35 PM

IIRC, a H6 or H7 is correct for a 986

ndfrigi 02-22-2021 02:35 PM

thank you all!


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