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    Anyone go with the 35 series Optima Red Top?

    The battery did NOT want to start the car this morning. It was 15 degrees this morning and it was like, click. Finally, I shut down everything, and then it kicked it over and started right up.

    O'Reilly's has an AGM battery for 169 bucks. I might just go with that since they have it in stock.

    Or, I wonder if I just put it on my battery tender that I use for the Corvette, if that would help for a couple of days.
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    Always try the battery tender first before buying a new one


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    Charged it last night, not a click or anything this morning.

    Time to buy a new battery.

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    Yep. I am running an Interstate battery. Nothing special about it


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    Replaced the battery and still wouldn't start this morning. Did some reading and seems this is the cold start issue that a fair number of people have had. Either ignition switch, both electronic and mechanical, seems to be the culprit for most plagued by this. We are moving to a warmer part of the country in April anyways. Until then I am going to be a small ceramic space heater in the car and turn it on when I get up in the morning.

    With the heater (has an anti tip device) on low overnight, it started just fine this morning.
    Last edited by KBoltz; 02-26-2017 at 12:26 PM.

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