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