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#1 TymeSlayer

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

Car hasn't been driven in a few weeks. Was sitting on a tender but when I got home from San Diego last night, I tried starting the car and nothing. The eye is green but there just doesn't seem to be enough juice to crank her over. Tried a jumper on her too but she just won't turn over. Have to get a volt meter on her later today but it could finally be tyme for a new one. Going to have to find the thread about smaller and lighter batteries. 


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#2 fking1

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

Had the same problem with my 97 Cobra.

Alternator was't charging. Wouldn't jump,

Replaced it & new batt fixed it.



#3 guillaume69

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:39 AM

TS, if you happen to investigate Optima batteries for your Boss, and find something from that manufacturer that could be used on our cars, please let us know!!

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#4 Rich B.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:46 AM

Roger that on the Optimas G. Have looked myself and think I remember one vendor said a certain battery would fit but the manuf. home page said not. Didn't want to chance or change connections. Car's out in shed on trickle charge for next 6 months, may start this next spring:)

TS, wonder if you might have a loose connection on solinoid or relay? Yes, voltmeter will tell all. Still have my Simpson 260 meter, love those things but Flukes are OK.

Edited by Rich B., 19 November 2017 - 07:35 AM.


#5 sfcdefinder

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

I agree could be the silinoid or the relay the muti-meter will tell. And do have the battery tested.

#6 CA302LS

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM

Kirk,

 

Is this your original battery from 2011? If so, it's most likely the battery... 

 

I just replaced my factory unit for the first tyme after it left me stranded recently.

 

I always keep #701 on a battery tender. That morning I started the engine 4 times (home, Chevron, Starbucks, meet location) without a stutter before hitting the road.

 

After stopping in Gilroy (85 miles away) for less than 30 minutes (and it wasn't for the Garlic Festival) I had nada when I cranked the LS over.

 

I also had a green eye. Tried everything - got nothing. Tyme for AAA to get it back to the East Bay - at least the flatbed was a Ford  ;) .

 

Shop checked electrical system out. Everything was OK, but the battery was dead, dead, dead...  First tyme I've seen that. Always had warnings before.

 

#701 went down the assembly line at Flat Rock on 12/12/12 - so I figure the battery was manufactured in September or so and was shipped to the factory.

 

5 years or so for a battery isn't great - but it isn't bad either. Shop tells me that's fairly the norm.

 

I had them install a factory spec replacement unit - so I'm good for another 5 :happy feet: .

 

Good luck on troubleshooting your situation - but I'll put money on the battery.

 

Best,

 

Jim


Edited by CA302LS, 19 November 2017 - 01:15 PM.

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#7 BOSSBOY

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

My 2007 Shelby GT has its orig battery in it. I dont use a tender, and every so often when I get back from Sandy Egg Oh, she wont crank.....just click, click, click, click..... an hour or so on the charger and a few trips in the following days, its back to normal.

For me, the car never gets too far from home. But this thread does have me thinking I oughtta get a new one soon, just for good measure.

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Edited by BOSSBOY, 19 November 2017 - 07:27 PM.

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#8 Rich B.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:14 AM

I'm gathering too, something about our batteries that they just stop working, period. Every once in a blue moon over the years would have to park on a downhill incline and do the pop clutch start (batt.,starter) or have a few guys push behind on a straight away. Usually couldn't do that type of start with automatic, never could get car going fast enough.

Returning back to Newport, RI (navy days maybe '65) one time a friend had a '62 Ford Fairlane I think it was and yep it was an auto and stalled. Got lucky, was at the top of a way long hill so he drove, I pushed over the edge.... He must of been 3/4 of the way down but it finally started while coasting in gear. Pitch black out in Woonsocket or someplace and really needed to be crossing the gangplank before quarters that morning (on a WWll FRAM conversion destroyer). Made it, lol.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:34 AM

Roger that on the Optimas G. Have looked myself and think I remember one vendor said a certain battery would fit but the manuf. home page said not. Didn't want to chance or change connections. 

 

Their website says that for almost every car.  You can call the Optima line and speak to a real engineer about your actual application and get better info.  I work for their parent company.  We used to be able to stop by the factory and pick up new batteries years ago.  Not so, anymore.


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#10 TymeSlayer

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:22 AM

Kirk,

 

Is this your original battery from 2011? If so, it's most likely the battery... 

 

I just replaced my factory unit for the first tyme after it left me stranded recently.

 

I always keep #701 on a battery tender. That morning I started the engine 4 times (home, Chevron, Starbucks, meet location) without a stutter before hitting the road.

 

After stopping in Gilroy (85 miles away) for less than 30 minutes (and it wasn't for the Garlic Festival) I had nada when I cranked the LS over.

 

I also had a green eye. Tried everything - got nothing. Tyme for AAA to get it back to the East Bay - at least the flatbed was a Ford  ;) .

 

Shop checked electrical system out. Everything was OK, but the battery was dead, dead, dead...  First tyme I've seen that. Always had warnings before.

 

#701 went down the assembly line at Flat Rock on 12/12/12 - so I figure the battery was manufactured in September or so and was shipped to the factory.

 

5 years or so for a battery isn't great - but it isn't bad either. Shop tells me that's fairly the norm.

 

I had them install a factory spec replacement unit - so I'm good for another 5 :happy feet: .

 

Good luck on troubleshooting your situation - but I'll put money on the battery.

 

Best,

 

Jim

 

Yes Jim, it's the original battery. It's been on the tender for each and every winter here (Usually Nov. till March in Colorado) but it's six years old now and it could be tyme for a new one. I'm off the next six days so i'll have a chance to test the battery soon. 

 

I know the OEM is BXT-96R-590 and I did a bit of research a few years back when I was looking at replacing the original with something lightweight and after looking at my options I almost bought a Braille. And yeah, I'm getting old but for the life of me I can't figure out why I discounted the Optima's i had put on my spreadsheet. I also looked at Antigravity and Deka batteries but felt they would be better suited for a dedicated track car rather one with dual use. 

 

Braille does make a B3121 which is eleven pounds lighter

 

OEM   = 32lbs. - 590 CCA - 9 x 6.3 x 6.9 inches - and costs about $152 (two years or so ago)

Braille = 21lbs. - 550 CCA - 6.6 x 5.2 x 6.8 inches - and cost about $230 back then.

 

I think the Braille also comes with a 24 month warranty whereas the OEM I believe is 12.

 

Anyone have any experience with an aftermarket battery on their Bosses? 


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#11 TymeSlayer

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:57 AM

Voltage was 8.4 and green eye is gone completely. 


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#12 TymeSlayer

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:37 AM

Bagged the Braille idea for now. I had to take a break from hanging Christmas lights and needed to get "Sweet Lorraine" out on the road. Found a OEM battery at the local dealer and picked it up. Only difference was that the old was 500 CCAs and the replacement is 590 CCAs. Certainly no harm on extra CCAs. Dealer tells me the 500 CCA batteries are no longer available. Funny noises as I started the car but chalked it up to a relearn. Took her out for a long 100 mile jaunt in the 65 degree Colorado sunshine and all is good. 


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