Auto parts store checked battery and it's tester
said "dead battery" they used some type of cycle
tester that measures the recycle rate through
two tests. It suddenly went out in the cold
weather were having. (30 F / warm for some of you)
As for jumping I am very leery since I heard that
you can ruin a overvoltage relay that way. Took
the cables off battery and let my P/U charge it
through jumper cables.
My only gripe is the way they design the posts as the one battery cable barely reaches and stock
MBZ hold down doesn't work. Just wondering what others have done about this problem. Tight
cable and weight of battery holds it in battery compartment snugly.
Will check out OPTIMA site.
P.S. Store is ordering new battery.