just venting - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
leftd90 is on a distinguished road
Default just venting

woke up to a dead battery, must have been that 30 minutes i had the doors open with no radio on. I knew the battery was going sooner or later, i couldnt even listen to the radio with the car not running for more then 5 minutes. anyways, first time i ever bought a $138 battery.I got it from napa, so i just had to vent a little.
leftd90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Actually due to the venting...that'* why the battery is so expensive.

My underhood battery runs much cheaper.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

I am not by any means an expert but shouldn't your interior lights turn off after 5 to 10 minutes when the door or trunk is left open? Mine do on my 04SLE.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 01:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Actually due to the venting...that'* why the battery is so expensive.

My underhood battery runs much cheaper.
$65 @ wallyworld, 3 yr warranty.
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 01:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Actually due to the venting...that'* why the battery is so expensive.

My underhood battery runs much cheaper.
$65 @ wallyworld, 3 yr warranty.
.....7 batterys in 4 years....you NEED the warrenty from WalMart
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
leftd90 is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah actually i tihnk my lights do shut off after a certain amount of time but thats just lets you know how bad the battery actually was.
leftd90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 02:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Actually due to the venting...that'* why the battery is so expensive.

My underhood battery runs much cheaper.
$65 @ wallyworld, 3 yr warranty.
.....7 batterys in 4 years....you NEED the warrenty from WalMart
I just got a new one from the warranty exchange. it was set to expire this month, they tested it, bad, gave me a new one. I don't think that is a bad deal.
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #8
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Who is venting here..lol the poster or us? hehe

Swap in one Optima and end up changing all 3 battery cables while screaming about a lean bank code.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 02:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

ya, I guess we kinda hijacked this thread.
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
leftd90 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
ya, I guess we kinda hijacked this thread.
oh well, i got what i wanted out of it...
leftd90 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm just venting.... Pearl_bonnie02 Lounge 12 12-09-2006 12:23 AM
girls with baggage *just me venting* harofreak00 Lounge 31 02-25-2005 02:37 AM
VENTING...stupid ricers...in my car!! harofreak00 Lounge 23 02-01-2005 05:36 PM
venting rice vs v8 Red Baron General GM Chat 16 07-29-2003 12:35 AM
Venting Delirious0413 General GM Chat 15 01-07-2003 08:35 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.