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    Senior Member BABIS's Avatar
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    but there are some batteries which are specifically designed to be mountend inside the car (in opposition to the usual "outside-mounted" ones)...
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    My experience has found high capacity batteries fail more often with shorted or open cells. The red tops were very prone to fail when they first came out.
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    battery woes

    Back in the early 90's the minnesota DMC group made a jaunt out to the Black Hills, when I started smelling hydrogen gas. My guages were all bouncing from the 18 amps showing a major overcharge. Over the CB I was advised by Bruce Benson and Don DeBolt to turn on every electrical device I had. That kept me going until we pulled over at Wall S.D. Stopping at a gas station the battery was too hot to touch, and swollen out of shape. For being overcharged it wouldn't even click the starter. Luckily I had a spare voltage regulator. That and a new battery soon had us on the way. I think it could have easily exploded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    My experience has found high capacity batteries fail more often with shorted or open cells. The red tops were very prone to fail when they first came out.
    My first red top bought in 2007 failed under one year.
    It would charge and pass all their tests, this was back when batteries plus was only place caring them around here.
    I told them okay let it set overnight and test it again.
    Sure enough it lost all of its charge overnight.
    Got a free replacement been running it since late 2007 no problems.

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    I have also read that post 2009 Optima Batteries are no longer made in the USA, but moved production to Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABIS View Post
    but there are some batteries which are specifically designed to be mountend inside the car (in opposition to the usual "outside-mounted" ones)...
    BMW batteries are typically mounted in the trunk, and are sealed other than one vent that gets connected to a tube and routed outside the car. I had one fail on an older BMW and my first hint was small puddles of battery acid residue on the garage floor. But no damage to the car.

    Unfortunately none of them fit a DMC.
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    My Charger and Challenger both have the batteries in the trunk as well...but they're huge, about the size of a Mercedes diesel battery so they won't fit either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Even a "sealed" battery has vents and emits hydrogen gas.
    David Teitelbaum
    That is not true. Any sealed gel cell battery does not outgas at all, and most AGM batteries do not either (and those that do do not until the reach higher temperatures).

    I am quite partial to batteries that do not outgas since the battery is in the passenger compartment and directly beneath the relay and fuse compartment.

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    Been running my Yellow Top Optima Battery ever since I bought my car in 2005. Daily Driver. Still going strong. *Knock on wood*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan King View Post
    Been running my Yellow Top Optima Battery ever since I bought my car in 2005. Daily Driver. Still going strong. *Knock on wood*

    http://www.optimabatteries.com/us/en...nd-deep-cycle/
    is 8014-045 the right code for a YT which suits the Delorean?
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