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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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My Battery is Dead! It's -28 Celsius

So i was wondering would it be a smarter buy to buy a Red top Optima batter from Walmart? Would it fair better in winter vs a conventional lead acid battery?
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I don't know what you drive,, but any warranty left? Either on the car or the battery in there now? I don't think the Optima has provisions for the required outside vent tube as our (Cobalt, G5) batteries are essentially in the (sealed) trunk area.

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I believe the optima's are sealed, no venting. But yeah, anything is better than the crap they put in them from the assembly line...

As for the battery being dead in -28* C, well, its friggin below freezing, of course its gonna be dead... its lead acid
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I believe the optima's are sealed, no venting. But yeah, anything is better than the crap they put in them from the assembly line...

As for the battery being dead in -28* C, well, its friggin below freezing, of course its gonna be dead... its lead acid
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you should try and get warranty. mine's fired up at 40 below
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