I bought the Optima red top 800 CA 110 min drycell battery last June just before WCBF06.
Last month the battery suddenly went flat while the Bonne was parked. I thought I might have left something on, so just recharged it and it seemed fine with proper voltage numbers of 12.4 v engine off or 14.7 running.
Was fine for a few driving cycles then yesterday I open the door and ....oh oh...no interior lights.
Measured the battery at 0 volts.
So I pulled it out and popped in the original battery that I dusted off.....it amazingly had an almost full 12.3 v charge with green bubble still glowing.
That puppy weighs 47 lbs.
The Optima weighs 39 lbs.....and is dimensionally smaller in length.
Tried to recharge it and the charger went off scale into the red buzzing like an alarm.
Brought it back to Walmart and they exchanged it free of charge (3 yr repl) 10 year life. ($200. Cdn)
Hmmmm I wonder just how reliable this drycell is than a wetcell.
I still have the original lead weight in the Bullet..........should I pop in the new Optima