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I own a 88 Golf GT with 184K on it. I recently borrowed a 88 Audi 90 Quattro for about 3 weeks so I didn't drive my Golf.
I went to start it yesterday and it wouldn't turn over. Come to find my battery was completely dead. Tried jumping w/out luck. It will barely turn over and then all electrical (lights, clock, etc.)will die. Like it's taking a huge drain to jump my car. I then have to turn the key to off position and then will be able to make it crank over once.
Any Suggestions? Did my car get jealous?
 

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Hey guys, relax, there is a solution and it's not that expensive. Well, before I found out about it I bought myself an Optima red-top gel cel battery that should last for 10yrs in my truck. Just over $200cdn at http://www.mopacauto.com .
ANYWAY.... if you have an older battery and don't feel like buying a new one all the time take a look at http://www.batterybes.com who sell desulfators. As batteries age a crystaline coating covers the battery plates, along with a lot of other physical defects such as corroding plate supports, expanding plates, plate material that drops off the plates and goes to the bottom of each cell, etc. The point is more than 50% of battery failures are due to sulfation and die an early premature death.
A desulfator takes a charge from the battery, stores it up and zaps it back into the battery slowly blasting off that crystaline coating to expose the nice plate underneath which then again accepts a charge.
I had mine delivered and it cost me about $55cdn everything in including shipping and tax to B.C. from Ontario.
I'm a believer, it's the first time in 2 years I've seen the green eye showing in my boat's marine deep cycle battery!!
I bought the 2000 model which hardwires into the car/boat, etc. The only problem is if your battery is truly "cooked" and way under 13v then even a 10A charger won't bring up the voltage so it's best to get the 1000 series model with it's own power supply that works below 13v so you can bring dead batteries back from the dead easier.
You can find more info on my personal website here: http://members.shaw.ca/pferlow/desulfator.htm
I was going to build one myself from a kit, then I found the BatterBES units for about the same as what it would cost me for a kit so just bought one.
 
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