bad optima battery...any other negative experiences?

David Glubrecht daveglu at
Fri Aug 26 23:52:34 EDT 2005

The salesperson at my local battery shop which sells the Optima, claimed to 
have much higher return/problem rate with them and didn't reccommend them. 
I try to get a RV/Marine battery for anything that I can, but there isn't 
one to fit an Audi.  The RV/M doesn't have an impressive CCA (cold cranking 
amps) number but they are supposed to handle running dead and vibration 
better.  Due to the number of vehicles in my fleet, being able to come back 
from dead is good (I try not to but...)
    Dave  G

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at>
To: "Audi List" <quattro at>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:55 PM
Subject: bad optima battery...any other negative experiences?

> So the optima battery, installed about a year ago, now has a high-
> resistance cell.  Discharing it with the headlights, rear defroster,
> cell became rather hot while the rest of the battery stayed
> cool.  Whups.
> Should be under warranty so I'm not terribly bothered, but has anyone
> else have problems like this?  According to Optima customer service
> (via the barcode on the side of the battery) it was made in July of
> 2003.
> Brett
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