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Re: battery drain while parked - why?
I have been quite impressed with the life of the Audi batteries. The
original in my '86 5kcstq lasted 7 years ( it died at -40C in a parking lot)
and my '91 200q (245 k km)is still on it's original. They get quite a
work-out in our -30C winter weather as well. The best life I've ever gotten
out of generic North American batteries (in North American vehicles, of
course) is 4 - 5 years under the same conditions.
From: Phil Payne <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; Steven
Buchholz <Steven Buchholz>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 5:08 AM
Subject: battery drain while parked - why?
>In message <199801060022.QAA08295@sled> firstname.lastname@example.org
(Steven Buchholz) writes:
>> ... yes, it's because the batteries are designed to be in the more
>> harsh environment under the hood ... many Audis coddle the battery
>> under the seat ... ;-)
>I think the battery in the ur-quattro (151k miles, 9 years) is original.
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club