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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.

                                                Fred Munro
-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: steveb@falcon.kla-tencor.com <steveb@falcon.kla-tencor.com>; Steven
Buchholz <Steven Buchholz>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 5:08 AM
Subject: battery drain while parked - why?

>In message <199801060022.QAA08295@sled> steveb@falcon.kla-tencor.com
(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