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Old 04-02-2010, 12:20 PM
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:21 PM
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I checked out Braille racing batteries. The reason they are problematical is their capacity is not equivalent to the oem variety but much lower, so they are always running at a deficit. I had a battery that would start a Winston Cup car and fit in the palm of your hand. (Sales of it bought my S2000) It had 1 amp hour capacity. and weighed 1.5 lbs. But if you try to run an alarm and electric door locks it would fail. If it had been paired with a small lawn cart battery to cover the accessories and trickle charge the little one it would work fine. But alas the technology is buried because it would put the big battery producers out of business. So you need at least 36 amp hours of capacity to keep everything running reliably. And at this time the Optima D51 is the best choice.

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:04 PM
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But where Batteries go on the intensive care list is in stop and go traffic in the heat of the summer, especially when the electric radiator fans and the air conditioner are going full blast and the car is not moving fast enough to charge the battery.
I must disagree 100% with this part of your post. Stop and go has nothing to do with battery. Once the car is running, the alternator powers EVERYTHING, including charging the battery. The only thing the battery does is provide the initial spark to start the car. After that, it is all alternator.

Now if the alternator is bad, then you run on battery power, which won't be very long. If my memory serves me correct, I made it from Temple University to the Hyundai dealership in Springfield, PA in my trusty '89 Excel where the car stalled as soon as I pulled into the parking lot which took about 45 mins to an hour.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:37 PM
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Vinny you are 100% correct. The car has a 105 amp alternator to deal with electrical load. Even with my very high powered stereo it has no problem. So no matter how hot or cold it is, once the car is started there is no issue.

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Old 05-15-2010, 08:51 PM
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I have gone through 4 batteries (2 in last 2 years) in my 2001 AP1. Dealer swears that the Alternator is charging properly, and they have had the car on a meter overnight to check on a draw and they find nothing wrong. After 2 weeks of sitting the car doesnt start. Any ideas?
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:39 PM
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:51 PM
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Are you running a big sound system?
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:50 PM
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If batteries are left on a charger each and every time the car is parked it will last indefinitely. However this is only practical when the car is parked at home. And most people myself included don't do this. So the solution is of course, to replace the battery when it shows signs of failing. I just ordered an Optima

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Old 05-16-2010, 06:19 PM
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The sound system is not stock but not BIG. I'v donr the trickle charger but it doesnt help. Driving it more? If i could iwould. These many batteries can not be normal.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by s2kguy View Post
The sound system is not stock but not BIG. I'v donr the trickle charger but it doesnt help. Driving it more? If i could iwould. These many batteries can not be normal.
You definitely have a problem. Sounds like a phantom draw is running it down. Once it is charged up, a float charger should maintain it. My Civic can sit for months and it starts right up. Get a volt meter,(Harbor Freight for 3 or 4 dollars) and see if the alternator is putting out between 13 and 15 volts. Another trick is to pull one of the cables at night and see if it sparks with the ignition off. Don't leave it off for more than a few seconds or you'll have to re-code the radio.
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s2kguy I was just being a smart a$$ honestly Id do what Phil suggests.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:32 AM
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if the dealer did test the battery, they should of provided you w. a printout from the infamous "EL-18".. If you are facing any consumer problem/need any help call@ 800-875-3666 for your FREE initial consultation!
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:17 AM
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I have 4 vehicles in my jurisdiction and after 6 months of 105 + temps here in San Antonio, I had to replace all four of them. Heat is a much bigger killer of batteries than cold. I truly don't believe with those temperatures, it makes all that much sense to go top of the line.

I bought a Rayovac from Batteries Plus for like $89. 2 year replacement warr. FWIW
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:11 PM
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:36 PM
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Batteries S2000 AC Delco

I am some problem with new AC Delco S2000 batteries.

I bought it mid december 2011 (13 batteries - 1200 Amp).

In January, when I used it on my boat, after full charge, they offer only 20 Ah before to reach the minimum voltage of 12,2 v (with my precedent batteries, I obtain between 150 and 200 Ah - it as normal : 25 % of the total capacity).

So the autonomy is very short (8 hours, and not 20 hours, .... minimum).

I checked my charger, my regulator ; I changed the charger, and the problem is always the same : the autonomy is not correct.

I checked the voltage, the capacity, the discharge of the batteries : all is OK, BUT, the voltage after charge is low and they doesn't support the autonomy of the discharge (the discharge is correct).

I think that the manufacture of these batteries is not good (before, I had S2000 without problem), but they are scelled..., and I can't verify the liquid.

So, do you know an equivalent problem ?

Thank for your reply.

Gerard, from Cassiopea
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:35 PM
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2 years old now. he's tryin'. i think he's just postin' so he can sell somethin'.
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I think he actually thinks it is a battery forum
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:53 PM
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I think he thinks he is a battery.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:15 AM
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I have a 2003 AP1 with the original battery, so in a couple of months I will hit 11 years with the original battery. It is still going strong. This has to be a record. Let me know if you've had one longer. Midwest, but garaged.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:43 PM
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My 07 has the original in it. The wife's 06 Solara went bad at exactly 36 months, one week. Could not believe it and that is here in Florida with no cold weather and the car in the garage.
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