[DML] Re: Battery for Delorean
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[DML] Re: Battery for Delorean

I put a cutoff switch in, just so long Houston uses it, the battery
will be fine.  When I get the car back I will troubleshoot the problem.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dan" <djdanwilson@xxxx> wrote:
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I would recommend
> > the red top for the 3 year no questions asked warranty, the others are
> > only one year.  But, I do have to say this, I have a red top in 4045
> > and have has to replace it 3 times so far, though the 3rd battery
> > seems to be holding up.
> Don't know why you are having to replace you Red Tops, but if you have
> a car that will drain it's battery while sitting, but don't have a
> battery cut off switch installed to prevent it, perhaps an Optima
> Yellow Top would be a better choice. Your car will still drain it to
> the point you may need a jump, but since it's a "deep cycle" battery
> it's actually made to be thoroughly drained and recharged over and
> over and over again, Yellow tops are resilient in that way, and Red
> Tops are not, so if you drain and recharge Red Tops repeatedly, it
> shortens their life considerably. My '79 Vette chewed one up and spit
> one out in under a year. My fault, not the fault of Optima. My
> DeLorean has a cut off switch, so no mystery drain problems.
> Dan W.
> VIN 16192
> AZ-D

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