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    I think my yellow top has gone bad it doesn't appear to be holding a charge for long.

    I thought at one time I saw a post/topic on some things to do and to try and rejuvenate it. I tried the search and could find it.. If anyone can enlighten me or post up the link that'd be great..
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    dam i got a red top thats dead too it would be nice if there was a way to fix it!
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    Ive read somewhere about dropping it on the floor to some how "shock" it back into working. I dont see how that will work and you might even break its plastic case. Ill try and find the thread
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    Originally posted by maico805@Apr 22 2010, 01:58 PM~17272374
    Ive read somewhere about dropping it on the floor to some how "shock" it back into working. I dont see how that will work and you might even break its plastic case. Ill try and find the thread
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    I've had already 3 red top batterys that go out early and I have givn up on them too! I agree with you guys they suck!

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    what are you guys doing to these batteries? My optima batts are strong as fuck

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    Originally posted by Airborne@May 5 2010, 04:12 PM~17402025
    what are you guys doing to these batteries? My optima batts are strong as fuck
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    just replaced the one in my truck after 5 years of having it. replaced it with another red top

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    Originally posted by Airborne@May 5 2010, 05:12 PM~17402025
    what are you guys doing to these batteries? My optima batts are strong as fuck
    define strong as f**k

    they suck.
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    Originally posted by Airborne@May 5 2010, 07:12 PM~17402025
    what are you guys doing to these batteries? My optima batts are strong as fuck

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    I hated my yellow top. wouldnt hold more than 12.6v charge ever.
    for the money they cost there is waaaay better out there.
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    ive had yellow tops on all my car and til this day they have never given me any problems to me they are the best regarding rejuvenating batteries i have a way but it will cost you for the secret optimas cant be rejuvenated cause they are gel cell batteries but other batteries can be rebuilt
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    Originally posted by brian84corvette@May 5 2010, 08:31 PM~17402717
    I hated my yellow top.* wouldnt hold more than 12.6v charge ever.
    for the money they cost there is waaaay better out there.
    I got a goo deal on the yellow I have now. I have Kinetik in my 51, bad motherfuckers right there.

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    Originally posted by rapmaster_90201@May 6 2010, 12:55 PM~17410454
    ive had yellow tops on all my car and til this day they have never given me any problems to me they are the best regarding rejuvenating batteries i have a way but it will cost you for the secret optimas cant be rejuvenated cause they are gel cell batteries but other batteries can be rebuilt

    Thats just it, for cats using these as daily bats there there cool, and you probably wont have any issues with them for a long ass time. Mine was in my daily for 1.5 years then sat in nothing for a year and some change, charged it put it in the low and well it would get drained then charged and well did that for less then a year and the bat wont charge and or hold a charge now so it depends on how you abuse it I'm sure just like anything else...

    But side note I was able to go to schucks and finangle my way into a brand new one with 2 years left on the warranty.... lol... so i'm still rockin the yellow..
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    You can't charge optima batts over 14.5 volts or they will keep charging themselves until they are junk! You know you have a junk optima when you charge it and will will loose a volt or more a day of charge without being used. As far as I know there is no repair for a bad optima, I wish there wad cause I got about 6 bad ones.
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    When I put my red batt on the chargwr the needle jumps back n forth.
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    Other than dropping them from a roof,is there any other way of bringing them back to life i got 4 in the LowLow & dont really want to throw them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray-65-impala View Post
    Other than dropping them from a roof,is there any other way of bringing them back to life i got 4 in the LowLow & dont really want to throw them out
    Nope. Once they don't hold a charge any more, they're done.
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    I spoke to a guy from Optima & some times you can get them back to life,
    here's the link it shows you how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIoaL...ature=youtu.be

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