Originally Posted by Crash
Odyssey makes the Sears Platinum, correct? Odyssey makes two versions of most of their own AGM batteries, I believe, and the only difference between the two is a full metal jacket - FMJ - for use in high heat installations. Turbos do get hot!
Enersys makes the Diehard Platinum line that Sears sells. Enersys also makes the Odyssey.
I really don't think it was a problem with proximity to the turbo. Won't know for sure until I get the new oil lines made (stupid weekend!) and can run the engine, but when I put the bad battery on a trickle charge, it still gets to being absolutely scorching hot. And it took about two days too cool down once I got it home (the battery that is).