Not a problem, more of a PSA

Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Mandeep D » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:00 pm

32cm of snow overnight :shock: + 20" open spoke wheels = WICKED VIBRATIONS!

That is all.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:56 pm

What is this "snow" you speak of?
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:34 am

I've only had two opportunities to use my new snowblower this winter. Not that I'm complaining.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Mandeep D » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:20 pm

Supposedly we've had less snow this year than last. Despite that, I have banks as high as the Tahoe....
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Wed May 09, 2012 4:49 pm

PSA:
Found an article on the Optima website outlining how to 'resurrect' a dead Optima battery. I found one on the shelf here, and have it hooked up now. I'll let you know how it works.

Hook up the dead and good batteries together positive to positive and negative to negative. Hook the battery charger up to the good battery. The charger will recognize the good battery and start charging them both, since they're hooked up to each other. Once the dead battery regains something like 10+ volts, it'll be able to be charged on its own.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Dreamstate » Wed May 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Interested to see how this turns out.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Maraschino Larry » Wed May 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Found a video on the subject
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby wide_load » Thu May 10, 2012 8:18 am

Interesting... on that note as well. If any of you guys want a cheap optima yellowtop I have 2 laying around.
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Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Thu May 10, 2012 8:40 am

I might buy one off you... Depending how the resurrection goes.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby wide_load » Thu May 10, 2012 10:44 am

No rush.. let me know.
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Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Thu May 10, 2012 11:41 am

Seems to be taking a charge... The mechanic next door hit it with his big charger this morning and declared it dead. It's warm, anyhow, which seems to indicate charging. I've got it on 2amps and will leave it the rest of the day like that.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Dreamstate » Thu May 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Leave it a day or two and see what happens.. it may need longer than one afternoon.
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Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Thu May 10, 2012 1:13 pm

Sounds good.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Dreamstate » Thu May 10, 2012 1:30 pm

I did a 2 amp charge for a week on the battery that is now in the golf.. it seems to have brought it back to life. It doesn't feel 100%, but better than buying another battery.
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Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Fri May 11, 2012 12:45 am

Thanks Tristan! Hope you made it home safely.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby wide_load » Fri May 11, 2012 8:24 am

No problem. I hope it lasts a long time! Was going to try and search on how to figure out mfg date on an optima to try and date them.
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Re: Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:07 pm

were you able to bring it back to life?
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Not a problem, more of a PSA

Postby tripwalking » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:37 pm

I'm not actually sure which battery I'm using now... I think it's Tristan's which was fine from the beginning. The dead optima did come back a bit, but not enough by the time I needed it. I haven't kept it up buy have a feeling that it could be resurrected.
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