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4000 battery

   Just out of curiousity, where is the battery located on the 4000? Is it
   under the rear seat like in the 5000? On my 5000, there is a regular
   sized Sears Diehard (put in by the previous owner) that doesn't look
   like anything special was needed to put it in there.

So, do you like breathing Hydrogen? Never let it be said that the Germans
would fall prey to doing something simple when a far more involved (and
expen$ive) solution presents itself that requires non-standard parts and
is generally a royal pain in the ass (having to pull the $#@#(@$@#!ing
rear seat to jump-start the car, for example [OK, you don't have to pull
the seat from the car, but it's still a pain compared to opening the hood
and connecting cables like "normal" cars!]).

I would dump the Diehard (much as they are good batteries and I have cer-
tianly bought my fair share of them over the years) and get a sealed bat-
tery that you can *SAFELY* vent to the outside! (There should be a little
hose running up next to the battery that connects to a nipple on the bat-
tery and vents outside the passenger compartment.)