[Vwdiesel] batteries

mikitka mikitka at embarqmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:45:31 PDT 2009

I can say one thing. If you get the Optima red top or yellow top and the
vehicle sits the battery will got dead in two months.  I have the red top in
my 02 silverado and the yellow top in my 65 impala, both sit in the garage
since I run my 91 jetta mostly. At one point both were down to the point
that they would not turn the vehicles over just click. This is after they
have sat for two to three months. I do not remember having that issue with a
regular style battery.  Now I can say that the Yellow top really has some
CCA's. I replace the good interstate battery in the impala with the yellow
top and it made a big difference in starting and turning the motor over. I
do not recall the CCA that the Interstate battery had and not sure of the
Yellow top at the moment.

I would imagine if you use the vehicle daily it shouldn't be an issue.
Something about the spiral cells do not like to be discharged down low and
then recharged but if you keep them topped they are good and last.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of peter blake
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:33 PM
To: diesel
Cc: blackhorserelay at yahoo.com
Subject: [Vwdiesel] batteries

  Are any of u on the list using the exide or optima spiral
wound battery?  What size r u using? What color? I'm thinking
of buying a yellow top for my 80 diesel pickup.  I'm only
getting three years fm the sears die hards and I think the
optima would last longer.  Any comments? Thots? Suggestions?
  Thanks, Peter

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