Originally Posted by FJCDan
I was debating that option when my Optima red top died after 3 1\2 years during the cold last month.Went out and bought their charger $200 bucks. tried to revive it did'nt work. 4 Wheel parts would only pro rate it. another $116.00 hopefully this one will last a lot longer. I am actually running the original panasonic battery in that came in the truck. It had been sitting in the garage for 3 1\2 years, put it on charger and has been fine since then.
I learned a trick from Uncle Ben that you should hook your red top up to another know good battery and charge them together. This has brought mine back from the dead twice when a regular charge did nothing.
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1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.
1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan
2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.
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