Elvira - the car
Join Date: Jan 2013
location: DuPage Co. IL
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Actually the cold temps are really not the cause for MOST batteries to fail. Actually ALL my batteries have died during the summer up here in Illinois, not during the winter. The weakened battery may just show up and cause the problems during the winter.
Very hot climes are prone to evaporate the water component quickening the demise of the battery.
Very cold climes may freeze the water component but are less prone to evaporate the water. They still do, but to a lesser extent.
There actually are two different batteries for each of the climate zones. A northern battery and a southern battery. Really!
Diehards especially make this claim and only certain batteries are sold in southern areas.
the northern version
For mixed climates
I think all our Accords with the 24R can work in climes that change a lot season to season.
In Texas it would probably be better to get a 24F but I don't think they have the 24F in a reverse post setup. I need a left side positive to work easy but the 24F is right positive.
Has something to do with a different SG of the acid in the south and the plates are either thicker or thinner. Don't quite recollect though.
What size battery do you have in that Texas Accord? You may want to search around for a proper southern battery.
My assumption is that you have the 6 not the 4. The 4cyl uses the 51 size. Same goes for the 51 with a N v S version
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