[Es2] Do I want an Optima?

Dave Kase davekase at pdqlocks.com
Sun Sep 17 15:51:59 EDT 2006

I was getting ready to buy an Optima Red Top for my e//S2 and was told I 
might not be doing the right thing.

The battery is currently in the trunk area and I will be relocating to 
under the rear seat in a stock S2 battery box.  I figured an Optima 
would be the right choice as it is a vent-free battery and the battery 
will be in the passenger compartment.

I went to pick one up at Advance Auto and the store employee told me 
that I should have a vented battery.  She said that a vented battery 
would exhaust the fumes outside the car.  If I had an Optima I might 
exhaust any fumes inside the car - not good.

OK, OK, I know...it was a discount auto parts joint with a likely 
less-than-pro clerk, but it did make me think.

Do I need an Optima? (I guess not since the stock S2 battery was vented 
- the vent hose in still in the box I bought)

Do I even want an Optima?

Dave Kase

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