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Yellow top voltage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mastiff, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I bought an optima yellow top. It cost close to $200 if I recall. It seems to me like it's not holding voltage very well now. I ran it down once by mistake, by leaving my headlights on, but I have a dual battery setup, so I switched over and drove home. That's why I bought the yellow top, because I thought it could tolerate stuff like that. Anyway, now after a few days of sitting, the voltage is like 11.9, vs. 12.5 on the red top I have. Is this within tolerance? or should I try to take it back under warranty? I don't know if the autozone people will give me grief since it mostly works, but just gets weak quickly...
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    autozone is pretty good about exchanges, the worst that could happen is they say no, take it back and let them load test it...... you never no
     
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    I know for a fact Auto Zone will take back just about everything if it's within reason. Like he said, bring it in, let them test it and maybe you'll get a new batt. out of it. :D
     
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    As far as I know, Optima has a full exchange warranty at any dealer. You could take it to costco and have it exchanged,no questions. That is how it is done around here.
     
  5. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Take it to Autozone & get it load tested. If nothing else it will give you piece of mind.
     

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