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Re: Thanks! (was RE: Battery replacement)
Richard Klein writes:
> > Thanks for all who replied to my question. Very helpful indeed. The
> > consensus seems agree that Sears DieHard is good (either the Weather Handler
> A little bit of trivia about the DieHards -
> Until roughly a year ago they were actually manufactured by Johnson
> Controls. Now they're manufactured by Exide. It sticks in my mind
> because a local Johnson plant closed right about the same time Sears
> announced the switch...
For those of you with an 80-87 Audi 4000, 4000Q or coupe, the biggest
Sears DieHard battery that will fit the battery tray is a model 36241.
I just installed one in my 4000. 800 cold cracking amps!
The only drawback: the battery case has two plastic "ears" to support a
carry strap over the top of the battery. Those ears interfere with the
battery tray and must be cut off with a hack saw in order to fit. Once
cut, it's a very snug fit, but if you want maximum juice, this is the
way to go.
BTW, the new Sears DieHards are warranted for 7 years now. 1.5 year
free replacement, prorated after that.
This battery will probably not fit the Ur-Q or the 5000 series cars
due to the lack of a vent line.
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