Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in
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Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in

> Anybody has a "better" suggestion for batteries for the future?

Yeah, I do! If you keep your electrical system in top condition you won't 
need a top of the line expensive battery.
For my car I purchased the cheapest Wal Mart battery. It was the correct 
size of course. So far the battery has performed perfectly! It's in the car 
for two years and eight months now and still running strong. I have the 
original Motorola alternator. If you make sure that there are no drains when 
the car is off and the engine starts easily the battery will last a long 
time. The worst things for the battery is discharging it (something drains 
the battery overnight) and hard starting when the starter is held on for 
longer than should normally be. My car starts instantly and there are no 
drains - I can easily leave it sitting for three months and it will start at 
the first try. I know because I tried it... when I left the US the car sat 
for three months with the battery connected and then it started right up.
What did I do to the car you might ask. Well, clean the grounds, clean the 
positive connections (it's not just the ground connections that corrode), 
clean the alternator mount (the ground from the alt goes through its casing 
and mount), rebuild the power locks controller. That's about it. My door 
locks work, the clock in the center consol is connected and works, the radio 
works and there are no drains.
That's it!

Tom Niemczewski
tomciodmc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ->
VIN 6149 (in Poland!)
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