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Old 05-16-2003, 11:41 PM
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I just recently purchased a Interstate for my 1998 E300TD. The ome had a drain plug on the end of the battery, with a plastic hose that fed thru a grommet in the floor. The interstate apeares to have a oval shapped drain in the middle of the battery. IF this in fact a drain, what have you fellows been doing with it, if anything?
1998 E300Turbodiesel
1980 300d

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Old 09-30-2003, 12:05 AM
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Which model number Optima red top do you have?

Bob Johnston
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(Oh man, this car is sooooo fast.)
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Old 09-30-2003, 02:39 AM
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My brother has a 10 years old Mazda MPV. It has the original Panasonic battery (not maintenance-free). I opened the cell caps (my brother never touched them before) to check for water level and it's still normal! The battery is still going strong. These Japanese batteries really kick ass.

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Old 11-05-2003, 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by bobjohnston
Which model number Optima red top do you have?
Is there a Optima RED or YELLOW top battery that works / fits OK in a W124 E320 (300CE) ??

Thanks -- Manuel
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