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Old 07-31-2005, 12:40 AM   #111
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when mine is fully charged it would probably crank a good 15minutes, but i can't say i've ever had to crank that long. 5 minutes right after i finished the top end the first time. but that was due to some mixed up plug wires

one of these days... my car shall be running. Actually, tomorrow morning we are heading off to wally world and autozone.. and going to get my beast running once again. Then maybe even drive it!

Oh yeah my airbox is missing because i'm not driving the car. if the car is driven it goes on.. but for the starting i'm not going to put it on.. because well i'm lazy.. and it won't run long and through big sand pits. And yes, running your car without an airfilter is bad, and does hurt it if something bad is sucked up. but i have my MAF screen so i don't suck up a golf ball or something.
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:56 AM   #112
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dude your luck sucks. all that time and effort into your car and it wont run because of a bad battery good luck and stop breaking ****!!
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Well personally i use Auto-Mate batteries. They're by far the best i've seen so far and have the longest warrenties. That'* what'* in my car now, it'* several years old now and will crank the hell out of the car in -15 degree weather after sitting for a week. I forgot what size it is, i should go look... well it looks like it was installed 2 years ago, it'* a 525 CCA and 720 CA battery, so pretty small. The warrenty isn't quite as good at the ever-starts, only 2 years, but it'* 6 years pro-rated. I've never had a problem with one of these batteries. You can get them with even longer warrenties also, because there'* different levels. I have the silver series, i believe there'* a gold and platinum also. I dont' know if you have any locations around you guys, but Parts Plus sells them (or Red Rooster, may be either).
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:35 AM   #114
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Where'* the update? Supposedly you were getting the battery situation fixed up yesterday.

Must be out driving the car.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:23 PM   #115
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i can't make it anywhere.. my mom needs constant attention and whatnot, so i cannot go anywhere. but she'* going in for surgery at 3, so i may run off to walmart after i drop her off. we'll see what goes down.. but so far the car is still not running.
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what would happen if you wire up a 12-15volt ac adapter to the battery, left it on there for a little while, and then try to get it with the charger?
A battery charger is nothing but a glorified (and far more powerful) AC-DC converter. If a real battery charger won't do it, neither will a little AC adapter from your walkman...
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what would happen if you wire up a 12-15volt ac adapter to the battery, left it on there for a little while, and then try to get it with the charger?
A battery charger is nothing but a glorified (and far more powerful) AC-DC converter. If a real battery charger won't do it, neither will a little AC adapter from your walkman...
but the battery charger also is deciding not to put the power on the battery. if you put power on the battery, and bring it up to the point where the charger will juice it up, then youre set. right?
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I have seen some serious battery chargers that put out some good power... Usually if the battery will not take a charge, its pretty much toast...

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what would happen if you wire up a 12-15volt ac adapter to the battery, left it on there for a little while, and then try to get it with the charger?
A battery charger is nothing but a glorified (and far more powerful) AC-DC converter. If a real battery charger won't do it, neither will a little AC adapter from your walkman...
but the battery charger also is deciding not to put the power on the battery. if you put power on the battery, and bring it up to the point where the charger will juice it up, then youre set. right?
Ah, I see your point now. I suppose it is possible that the charger really does suck that bad. I still don't think that an AC adapter will do much though. I think it'* new battery time.

Speaking of... I went to the Walmart website today and tried to see how much a EverStart battery would run me, but I couldn't find it anywhere. The Everstartbatteries.com website is also offline. Is the Walmart/Everstart battery dead?
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Yes, my everstart battery is dead. walmart doesn't have automotive items on their website. other than books.

no matter what, i just gotta get a new battery. my mom is coming home today, and we need food bad, so hopefully we'll grab some tonight or tomorrow because she was doing really well at the hospital. and food also equals battery
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