Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in
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5 Batteries in 9 1/2 years? Sounds like you got an electrical problem.

I have had batteries last 6 years in cars.

My Optima red top is going on a year now with no problems.

Mark V



On Aug 16, 2005, at 2:25 PM, kayoong@xxxxxxx wrote:

> My experiences with batteries.
>
> I had five different batteries in my DeLorean for the last nine and 
> half
> years of ownership.   The first batteries were two Delcos, then two 
> Optimas of a
> Red and a Yellow Tops and presently a Die Hard.
>
> I had two Delcos in the beginning and both of them die.   The first one
> lasted for about eight months and was unable to hold charge.   The 
> second one died
> with one dead cell rendering the battery with 10 volts so I decided to
> purchase an Optima Battery.
>
> Optima Red and Yellow are the best in the industry, but I didn't have 
> good
> luck with them.   My first Optima was a Red Top purchased from PJ 
> Grady and it
> have worked in my DeLorean for over two and half years before one of 
> it's cell
> died.  I was going have the Red Top replaced under it's prorated 
> program but I
> have found out that Rob had dropped the Optima line due to the 
> disappointed
> rated of failure and the company's return policy.   Still believing in 
> the
> Optima battery's reputation, I purchase a Yellow Top from a car audio 
> shop and
> hoping I may have better luck with the Yellow Top.    Unfortunately 
> that battery
> only lasted in my DeLorean for exactly thirteen months when it too 
> died just
> two days before my birthday.   My friends had heard about my plight 
> with the
> Optima battery and they all chipped in and purchased the top of the 
> line of the
> Sear's Diehard battery and they gave it to me as a birthday gift.   
> The Die
> Hard is still in my DeLorean for the last seventeen months and so far, 
> so good.
>  Anybody has a "better" suggestion for batteries for the future?
>
> Kayo Ong
> #5508
> Lic 9D NY
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