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Old 04-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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hello all. had to do this on the new park ave today, and i figured i would make a video for archive purposes. here ya go!

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Very Good Jason! I have been using spray silicone on my 97 PA on the outer track and it really helps.
It also helps to have a good battery, I just happen to have an Odyssey in the PA!
Unless mine gets real bad. I dont want to take door panel off.
Haven't needed to so far, touch wood.
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Nice! That trick should work with power windows in a whole bunch of makes/models. If you re-title your Youtube video, I bet the views will stack up quick.
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I think I have some silicone spray around here somewhere, my windows do not stick, but they do not seem to go up and sown as fast as they used to, I may be lazy though and spray what parts of the rubber track I can see, then raise and lower the window, and let it help lube the lower parts, that way I do not have to remove the door panel, it may get on the window a bit, but I can clean that off easily.

Thanks for sharing the video Jason!
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no problem guys. figured im already doing it, may as well pull out the phone.

one of these days, im going to make a video with the actual video camera, so it wont be shaky and look like garbage!

on a side note, while at the junk yard i picked up a 3 month old delco battery for this car. when it comes time to sell the old one, i plan to swap my optima yellowtop into this one.
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i just the third of four optimas i bought in 08 out of the firebird, bad. two lasted 3 years in more than optimum conditions. i wouldnt give a nickel for one let alone 175-200
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i cant say enough good things about the yellowtop. mine is going on 4 years old now. the first one i had dropped a cell after about a month. still started the car and drove me home on an 8 volt charge. thing still holds 12.8 volts after 4 years. but then its also my daily driver. its never gone more than 3 days without being driven.
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50 percent failure rate is not good. there are better options for 60-75 % of the money
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i cant say enough good things about the yellowtop. mine is going on 4 years old now.
Does that seem like a long time to you? I think every conventional battery I've ever had has lasted at least that long... many of them into the 6-7 year range.

As you mentioned, the key to keeping any battery in good shape is using regularly and keeping it charged (without overcharging).
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