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2016 Ford Edge SEL 3.5 AWD H6 Battery Fit?

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I've tried searching on these forums and found some info about the H6 battery fitting in a 2016 Sport but I just wanted to be sure before I purchase this battery and have it installed that it will 100% fit. Here is the battery that I'm wondering about https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-eliminator-agm-group-size-48-h6-l3-battery-760-cca-0104820p.html

I've had pretty good luck with the first eliminator I've bought as it has lasted at least 5 years and still going strong.

 

Thanks for any help it's appreciated.

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check physical size info for this specific battery vs the one found to fit in the info you found.  best way to do it.

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11 minutes ago, WWWPerfA_ZN0W said:

check physical size info for this specific battery vs the one found to fit in the info you found.  best way to do it.

The best way would be from someone who's already installed it on their 2016 SEL AWD so I know for sure. it's a bigger battery, that has already been determined. thanks.

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24 minutes ago, WWWPerfA_ZN0W said:

i assume you saw omar302's post on the topic of bigger battery already?

yes. I wanted to be sure if would specifically fit in a 3.5 Sel 2016. I guess as long as it's 2nd gen it should be the same? It's the battery checking software that Canadian Tire is using that casted doubt it would fit. Says it won't etc..

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yes on all counts.  shops, brick/mortar or online, use STRICT compatibility tools, and even then, are quite often wrong.  they just don't want to waste time or money with unsuccessful installations or returns of product.

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10 hours ago, WWWPerfA_ZN0W said:

yes on all counts.  shops, brick/mortar or online, use STRICT compatibility tools, and even then, are quite often wrong.  they just don't want to waste time or money with unsuccessful installations or returns of product.

 

What about the BMS? I know the battery model or type can be changed using ForScan, but I don't remember reading what would happen if the battery type in the BCM doesn't match the actual installed battery?

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if battery type is the same, i.e., AGM to AGM, then less worries because charging characteristics should be very similar although charge voltages can vary a bit from mfr to mfr.

 

when changing from SLA to AGM or vice versa, that can pose a bit of a challenge, as charging voltage specs can vary by as much as 0.5V.  not a huge difference, but for non highway cruisers, can be a big deal.

 

afaik, people who have changed from SLA to AGM in 2011+ vehicles have not had to worry about updating battery type, and the AGM batteries have performed well.  could you squeeze more life out of it with proper charging voltage.  of course!

 

as to whether ford changes charging characteristics between SLA and AGM, that is at best an assumption on my part, but i know on non-BMS vehicles like our 2007 Edge and 2010 FSport, they are the same.  I have not seen mention of BMS-controlled #s specifically between different battery types.  but at least you have access to dark mode to preserve battery function if you need to.  I, unfortunately, do not.

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