[s-cars] Battery question
shr42 at msn.com
Tue Apr 20 04:34:31 EDT 2004
-----Here is a link to another battery manufacture / distributer which might
be of interest .. I have two , one for my bmw sidecar / bike and one for my
VW ... The Quattro does not need one right now ....
http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ .. The batteries are completely
sealed -no outlets at all ... they are called "drycells" and can be shipped
ups .... They are capable of "deep-cycling" many times , also ... They can
be used in the upright position or on their side or back , just not upside
down... The are military spec. batteries .... I just found them online ....
take a look .... hope this helps ... Stephen '85urq
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Strangways" <strangconst at rogers.com>
To: <lee at wheelman.com>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Battery question
> I used the yellow top, due to my audio system pig-like current draw, and
> fact that these batteries like to site for a week with out doing anything.
> Oddly enough my car likes to sit for a week with out doing anything as
> 1)--- I just used the only yellow top that was available is stores near
> So the heck with the selector :-)
> 2)---See above I suppose. The red has a bit better cold cranking amp I
> think, and the yellow has better reserve capacity (I think)
> 3)--- I will pull the back seat and check if you need me too.
> 4)--- YES, the yellow tops posts are reversed. Initially a big deal, until
> spun the battery 180 degrees and took the cables out of the hold downs.
> they JUST reach with out any grief. The Audi hold down even works.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lee Levitt" <lee at wheelman.com>
> To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 11:01 AM
> Subject: [s-cars] Battery question
> > I spent some time on the Optima site and have a couple of questions:
> > 1 - they don't list an application for Audi. Is this because their
> > does not have an external breather tube? Do you need one with this
> > (Of course the battery selector doesn't seem to work for *any* car I
> > tried...)
> > 2 - red versus yellow top - which is recommended and why? Any reason not
> > go with the yellow top?
> > 3 - Are there different sizes of Optima? What model are people buying?
> > 4 - Any installation gotchas?
> > Thanks!
> > Lee
> > '95.5 S6 avant (Bilstein/Eibach/Euros/HID/BIRA S3)
> > '96 A6 quattro avant (Euros)
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