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Which battery for 2012 Taurus SEL ?

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taurus1
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Which battery for 2012 Taurus SEL ?

Post by taurus1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 pm

I have a 2012 Ford Taurus SEL with a Motorcraft Tough MAX battery which I believe was dealer installed in 2015 when I bought the car. Is this the same as the original equipment ?...and if and when I need to replace it, which Group size and CCA should I replace it with ? I do most driving in Pa, NJ and NY states.
From the application list that I have seen it appears that Motorcraft makes several categories of the Tough MAX in Groups 59 and 65 with different CCA.


mymangochutney
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Re: Which battery for 2012 Taurus SEL ?

Post by mymangochutney » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:58 pm

taurus1 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 pm
I have a 2012 Ford Taurus SEL with a Motorcraft Tough MAX battery which I believe was dealer installed in 2015 when I bought the car. Is this the same as the original equipment ?...and if and when I need to replace it, which Group size and CCA should I replace it with ? I do most driving in Pa, NJ and NY states.
From the application list that I have seen it appears that Motorcraft makes several categories of the Tough MAX in Groups 59 and 65 with different CCA.
The interceptor is group 65, you can get it at costco

taurus1
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Re: Which battery for 2012 Taurus SEL ?

Post by taurus1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:35 pm

? Interceptor or Interstate ?

Is the Motorcraft Tough Max Group 65 a maintenance free battery?
It looks like it has caps on top for adding water.

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