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  Quote Tardeaux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: clubb5 RIP?
    Posted: 14-Oct-2007 at 11:39
Just my luck it'd fall apart just when I really need to find some good info about mounting an Optima red-top in place of the OEM batt.

*nudge nudge* to anyone that feels like posting a write-up on this board ;)
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  Quote Marco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2007 at 09:03
I considered an Optima Red Top, since I'm happy with the one in my Lexus. However, mounting it took some ingenuity. Since the Lexus mount is very easy and open, I found it an unfair comparison to the W8. So, I went with the Autozone Gold, which fit. Be warned, however, that getting the OEM battery out and getting a new one in is far more difficult than it looks. Marco
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2007 at 10:08
CR just had a reveiw of car batteries. IIRC a Sears battery was judged best for our type of battery. I'll try to post the results.
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2007 at 16:39
I think the best bet is to pull the wiper arms, and then the cowl under the windshield - or pull, pry, and crack the cowl.
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  Quote Tardeaux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2007 at 20:33
Originally posted by BlueSteW8

I think the best bet is to pull the wiper arms, and then the cowl under the windshield - or pull, pry, and crack the cowl.


I got it handled, see my post here for the details:
http://w8.spinner.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=388&PID=4301#4301

So far the Optima has been good to me, but I guess time will tell!

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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2007 at 22:32
Looks like the PW database crapped the bed again.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Oct-2007 at 16:53
Works fine now, at least for the time bieng.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Oct-2007 at 13:39
Looks like it's down again. 14:39 EST.

Edited by B5crazy - 29-Oct-2007 at 19:40
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Nov-2007 at 16:26
Honestly I haven't been on PW in a LONG time, other than bumping up my thread of my recently-sold Pie Plates. I try to visit the W8 forum daily, but most of my posting takes place over at my local club, Projekt German.
Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Nov-2007 at 19:07
We have Neuwerks here in MSP, and Volksport too.

Edited by BlueSteW8 - 04-Nov-2007 at 04:05
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