Re: [DML] Optima Batteries?
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Re: [DML] Optima Batteries?



While I can't comment on their overall failure rate, I wouldn't be 
surprised if they did have a high rate of failure in our Ds. All too often 
you hear of people replacing the battery with an Optima or replacing the 
alternator to fix electrical issues, when the problem is with a bad ground 
or dirty contacts. I'll admit to being guilty of this and is probably the 
reason of my red top going bad after 2 years. When reading the archives, a 
large number of people "solved" their electrical issues by buying a very 
large 1000 CCA battery. I wouldn't expect those to last very long either.

Now that I have everything sorted out and no major drain when off (upgraded 
lock module and don't have door lights staying on), I expect my current 
Optima to last a very long time.

Chris
VIN 4099

At 01:00 PM 6/25/2006 -0700, you wrote:
>Wow, only one positive message in a barrage of nasties. Why does everyone
>recommend the Optima batteries if they're this bad?
>
>I just bought a Red Top from Costco for my car a few weeks ago. I have to
>admit, it has helped out a lot in terms of assisting with voltage sags at
>idle. I also like the sealed design. If it dies in a year, I'm going to be
>pissed. Well, not too much since Costco has such generous return policies,
>but to get stranded because of a crappy battery would not make me a happy
>camper.
>
>-Ryan


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