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post #1 of 4 Old 02-20-2010, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Battery for F-430 2005

Anyone have a battery recommendation for my car. It is a 2005 F-430 Spider with about 30,000 miles and the battery has been acting up. I need to replace it but not sure what or where to purchase. Thanks...
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Interstate makes two vented models that fit the 430: 1) an AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery similar to the 430's factory Gel-cell battery, and 2) a common automotive Wet acid battery. Since the 430's battery is inside the passenger compartment, a Gel or AGM battery is safer should it crack open during an accident.

Wet acid batteries do normally offer better cranking power, though.

IIRC, the Interstate batteries are the MTP-H6A (AGM) and the MTP-H6 (Wet).

Some 360/430 owners have used Optima/Odyssey AGM batteries, but they don't fit the car's battery tray/bracket exactly. The Interstate batteries are much closer to a direct fit.

Also keep in mind, if your car has an extended Power or Power Cube warranty, ask your dealer about using a non-OE battery. I was told that Ferrari does not want a non-OE battery in the car while it's under warranty (they may deny a warranty claim).

Rob

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Thank you very much!
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You can also use an Interstate MTP-91 or an Odyssey PC-925 dry cell.
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