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Old 04-16-2005, 07:14 AM   #31
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opps sorry i ment a battery. my car came with the 140amp alt.
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At 12.4 volts, that battery is taking a pike. Should be around 12.8 or 12.9 for a good battery.

Your alternator output is fine.

The local auto electric shop guy sells a ton of Delcos and say he'* had maybe two bad ones in ten years. I went with a Delco replacement after my battery died right a 4.5 years.
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Why does it matter what a battery looks like?
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Why does it matter what a battery looks like?
why do they make the optima'* so pretty?!??!
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Why does it matter what a battery looks like?
why do they make the optima'* so pretty?!??!
Marketing ploy. That'* all it is. People see it, are impressed, think it'* superior, then pay the higher price for it!
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well bad news its still dieing. any ideas? how would i check if their is any drain when the cars off? i really hope i didnt buy a battery for nothing.
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well bad news its still dieing. any ideas? how would i check if their is any drain when the cars off? i really hope i didnt buy a battery for nothing.
Any idea how much of a drain you have?

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how should i test for that?
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Yes, we do manufacture that battery. Here'* a link where consumers can buy batteries directly from JCI:

http://www.autobatteries.com/

That site is wholly owned by us.
Vital, any thoughts on which brand gets the best 'guts' inside? I know manufacturers order batteries from you guys to their specs (and pricing), so what do you think is the best bang for the buck out there? Sears? Interstate? Something?
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how should i test for that?
If your car was almost dead after sitting overnite, I'd be looking for a decent drain... If you just had a stock stereo than you should be able to run it all nite...

I have actually left on all of the interior lamps all evening and all nite long untill I had to go somewhere the next morning.... Battery still had plenty of juice...LMAO..

After sitting you should still be above 12v... I'd expect 12.4 or so... 12.6 would be a fully charged battery...

If you were to take a Volt Meter( I have a digital ) across the positive and negative terminals you should see the voltage drop a bit after you shut the car off... The battery should stay around 12.4 or close to it... If it keeps dropping you need to look for the sorce of the problem... One of our gear heads may have to explain a little better... I have never had to deal with this...

The last time I had a drain it was the Alternator that cause the problem.. My car was dead as a doornail in 2 hours... So I'm not exactly sure what direction to point you in... But do check and see if the battery is loosing its charge in a hurry, i.e. dropping below 12v in a short time... Wish I could be more help here..

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