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Old 11-18-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Since temperaturer has hit the minus last 2 nights I woke up to a dead battery, what kiinds of battery are compatible with our cars with vent tubes?
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I looked at a new battery yesterday at Advance Auto. The standard replacement was like $128 and an Optima red top was like $130.... I know the Optima is preferred by most here and it comes with the drain.
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I looked at a new battery yesterday at Advance Auto. The standard replacement was like $128 and an Optima red top was like $130.... I know the Optima is preferred by most here and it comes with the drain.
Did they change the vents to add drains for our cars? I called Battery Plus a while back to see if these could be used and they said no. There was a thread done a while back about not using them http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...optima+battery
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I looked at a new battery yesterday at Advance Auto. The standard replacement was like $128 and an Optima red top was like $130.... I know the Optima is preferred by most here and it comes with the drain.
Did they change the vents to add drains for our cars? I called Battery Plus a while back to see if these could be used and they said no. There was a thread done a while back about not using them http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...optima+battery
I dunno, I was just going by what the guy behind the counter said.
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I currently have AC delco , not sure if it is original.After charged up I left it overnight and it kept charge at 12.6 V in cold garage .I tried the ohm meter on the cable - post to check for parasitic drain and had .02 ma.Recleaned all connections and added diaectric grease.See what happens tonight.
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Help! Half hour after drive went to go out car is dead again.with cables connected I get .35 v took battery out and it reads 12.6 v.Battery seems good but wont power car.I messed around again with cables for good connection , think I should get new cables?
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have your alternator tested.

I replaced my battery with an Autozone 7-yr warranty one.
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I just had alternator and battery bench tested and both show up good.It has to be something else in the system.anymore suggestions.Put charged battery in car start up and drive for a minute, park it and 40 min later car is totally dead.Check battery with cables on and no reading take cables off and battery reads 11. 8 v.Can something shut the system down.
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Next time it happens turn key to start and hold it. Mine does the same thing when it gets cold. I used to rock the key back and forth and eventually it would catch. Now I just hold it in the start position and it kicks over!!

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Next time it happens turn key to start and hold it. Mine does the same thing when it gets cold. I used to rock the key back and forth and eventually it would catch. Now I just hold it in the start position and it kicks over!!

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Could that be starter related?
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