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No Juice

No Juice

Kyuubi came with a battery that was dead on arrival.  Though it would hold a charge for a couple of hours, in the mean time I decided to pull the battery off of Moddy.  Today, it finally caved and failed completely, not holding a charge at all.  A local guy had an Optima Red Top battery with only 2 years of use.  Its estimated lifespan is approximately 3 or 4 more years. The Optima’s reputation is quiet well and the guy wanted $100 for it plus a few more parts I wanted to snatch up anyways.  The swap was done and it fired up with out a jump.    It was a tight fit into the 2G engine bay but no modifications were required to get it in.

It’s interesting to note that when I first got Moddy, I had to replace the battery.  Then, I had to do so again at least once, though Mari believes it to be twice.  We had a battery issue once with a warranty situation that cost me about $60 out of pocket for a new one, which was the Autocraft that just failed.  This makes it hard to tell exactly how many we’ve been through since the journey started.  I can’t really say if I’ve just been tossing poor/low quality batteries in the mix or if we really just kill them off that quickly.  That is the purpose of this whole site though, to keep a journal of issues so that we can study and attempt to improve on recurring issues, such as this one.

Victory is ours, today!  Mile 216663

About Ashley Young

I'm a North Carolina transplanted girl reaching my 30's. A few years ago, I procured my first DSM that would eventually mature many of my skills. This website is dedicated to the stories, adventures, and lessons that the car has brought to me over the years.
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