So I did get a new battery awhile ago....I think I posted about it on one of the threads. Although I wasn't sure at the time about the battery, I went to Costco to get another..."no more Motorcraft" I thought, but Costco didn't carry the battery I needed. After a lot of looking, I could not find a replacement battery in stock anywhere...except for the Ford Dealer...*sigh*. So I called up my service representative..who is really good..but she said that Ford will replace the battery if it dies under warranty, but after that, it isn't pro-rated...unless you bought it later. So in other words, the battery I had would not be pro-rated and so I had to buy another Motorcraft. Service adviser told me to be sure to save the receipt because I would need it.
The bubble on the battery is now green!
So I decided to load test the old battery before taking it back for a core deposit refund. I loaded it with a 12V camping refrigerator and, as it turns out, the battery had only a 4AH capacity from fully charged down to 10.5V, when the fridge automatically cuts out. I think the battery capacity is supposed to be over 50AH or more for this sized battery.
I've been running with the new battery for just over a month and I've had no issues.