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Old 12-08-2003, 01:50 PM
samiam4 samiam4 is offline
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I'm told most of these batteries make it to 5 years and then the drop off starts.
Everyone has their preference on Batteries-just like oil. Take to note-excide batteries at Walmart will probably not a good value.

Many ppl run the grp 49 from Autozone with decent life-probably the best value. While more expensive, many run the Optima redtop battery. If you've got a COSTCO locally which carries them- about $100. For your 240d, you can either find a reverse post redtop *OR* buy a 2-3 " longer ground wire to the battery and use the regular redTOP.

Since your in the "deep south" I wouldn't be as worried about the situation as others. If you do not want a failure this year... I'd replace it now.

Michael McGuire
83 300d
01 vw A4 TDI
66 Chevy Corsa
68 GMC V6 w/oD
86 300E
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