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    What’s the better battery out of optima or odyssey? And which colour, a bloke I used to work with said lately one is better than the other but I can’t remember niw

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    It would depends on what the application is.

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    Pretty sure yellow top is the top of the range one. But nothing wrong with the red tops either.

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    i have a red top in mine, no issues at all.

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    i’ve got Optima yellow tops in both my cars,  the one in my VY is about 5 years old and the car is used Daily.

    the one in my VS is about 4 years old, i have a feeling that one on it’s way out though, probably as the car has been parked up for a while

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    …probably as the car has been parked up for a while

    Speaking of which, I use one of these.  I actually have it screwed to the wall of the shed, when I park the car in there I just open the boot and plug it in.  Very clever little bit of kit that keeps the battery in tip top condition all the time no matter how long it sits :good:

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    yeah problem i had there is the vs was all but a rolling shell for the last 12 month, hasnt had a running motor in it since the start of last year

    a mate of mine as a similar device for his bike and HR, as he kept getting flat batteries in both i’ll probably get something like that when i have the VS running……one day

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    I Have a D34 yellowtop. Around 4 years old now. Never had a trouble. My alternator on the other hand is on the way out.

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    Any changes in battery tech in recent years? I’ll need one in the next month or so, how do I work out what I need? Just go off the recommended CCA needed for my LS3?

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    Yellow or red top will do the job

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    Had a yellow top do 14+ years, replaced it with a blue top and expect much the same life, I’m using an oddesey pc950 in the race car, had my doubts if it would cope starting the stroker motor, unfounded does it easily.

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    I reckon that’s because modern injected cars start so easily.  Mine fires first hit pretty much every time.  So bugger all cranking.

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