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  1. vonzsolnay

    vonzsolnay Karting

    Jun 2, 2015
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    Hey all. My 95 355 will not start. It wont even turn over. I had it running perfectly about 2 weeks ago, then moved it to another bay in my garage and did not plug in the charger. It sat for 2 weeks. I tried to charge the battery yesterday and it will not turn over at all. Lights will not even go on inside, so I am assuming its the battery. Anyone know what type of battery I would get and if its a big job to replace? Thoughts? Thanks so much.

    Frank
     
  2. Dave rocks

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  3. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    I think the best value in batteries today is buying interstates from the local costco. They have 48mo 100% replacement! They have a limited selection but what you do is go for the one with similar cracking amps, size, and terminal location. I even use 2 of them in my diesel truck paid about $85ea instead of $300+ for the batteries that are supposed to go in there. I'm going on 3 years on the costco batteries and my truck sees 0 degrees during the ski season.
     
  4. vonzsolnay

    vonzsolnay Karting

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    vonzsolnay Karting

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    Thank you
     
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  7. Dave rocks

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    I have no experience with AGM so I cannot comment. The Redtop has severed me well. IIRC, 3 years now.
     
  8. fatbillybob

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    Redtop optima battery is AGM. Optima is good but not as good as they used to be. They are also expensive. IMO the reason to use them is preventing acid leaks over critical componants. I use a costco interstate battery in my 550 maranello but an optima in my corvette because the ecu is right under the battery in the vette.
     
  9. fboutlaw

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