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

I don't know about Optima batteries,But I bought the equivelent at 
Sam's Warehouse,they are made by Exide,they call them Orbital 
batteries,the ones I bought are the NASCAR series XLT 850cranking 
amps and 690 CCA,p/n NXDT35,they have a 36 month free replacement and 
108 month pro rate,anyway the first one I bought in 2004,and the 
following year I bought two more,I have let these three 
batteries,TOTALLY drain down to nothing,and they fully charged up,
(MORE than three times)and 
I also left one hooked up to a car,I did not use all  this winter
(connecticut)and It was totally discharged,I am charging it right now 
as I am typing this and I just checked it and it is almost fully 
charged,the OTHER two were in the same state of discharge,and BOTH of 
those came back to full life(and are being used).I would say DUMP the 
Optima batteries and go for Exide's Obital battery,since I have 
Really really abused these batteries(all three) and they seem to come 
right back to life I am giving Exide's equivelent to the Optima a BIG 
thumbs up.They are also less expensive than the Optima,at under 
$100.00,they also have the 1000CCA battery(which one of my three is) .
I stored a Sears Gold battery(wet cell) of the same size(1000CCA)and 
age,and I CANNOT even get a bit of charge in that,I have 3 or 4 Sears 
batteries(wet cells) and they are ALL DOA!The one MAIN reason to put 
a Optima or Orbital cell battery in a Delorean,is to keep the rare 
passenger carpet from getting acid burn,which is somewhat common in a 
Delorean,(and has to be replaced)and also to help the electrical

Hope that helps

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jpalatinus" <jpalatinus@...> wrote:
> I bought an Optima battery in 2002 at Pep boys, I kept the invoice 
for the 3 year free 
> replacement and I went through 4 optima batteries from 2002-2005!  
I am serious, and I 
> have the invoices to prove it. Each time I took the battery to Pep 
boys with the invoice and 
> they would give me a new one free of charge, after they put it on a 
tester and verified that 
> it was bad.  I was actually thinking of continuing to do that and 
never buying another 
> battery again, but it takes them 1 hour to decide that the battery 
is dead.  I finally got 
> smart and asked for them to exchange it for whatever their 2nd best 
battery was, I don't 
> remember what kind but it is a normal liquid cell battery and it 
has worked for over a year 
> (Longer than any red top optima battery ever worked for me)  I 
drive my Delorean nearly 
> every day, it had never been stored or not started for more than 2 
weeks max. I know so 
> many people that swear they are the best, but I won't touch them 
> Joe P.
> VIN 17167
> 6808

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