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Old 01-05-2009, 10:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
I've never seen reports of that many failed batteries from Optima - and I used to sell them at Sears.

You should have your charging system checked, honestly. There might be a problem w/ the Voltage regulator or Alternator, or even a bad ground that is charging the batteries higher than it should be... they can't take more than 15V, and they're only rated for 14.6 cVDC without failing.
Alternator will peak around 14.7 on dash 14.4 97% of the time.

Honestly 2 have never been in the car.

Honestly the Lawn and Garden battery has not failed yet.

This is my 3rd optima red top the the first 2 lasted until I sold the cars . I'm under the impression that they *were* great.
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