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Old 07-26-2007, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fumplet
....they said to crank up the charge to get the battery to work.....

GM batterys were designed a little different and could handle the boost.............

or were they just trying to shorten the life of the battery but get it working again and avoid warrenty claim

Doc here,

Yes, and Yes/No..

Sounds like you got the "Service Writer Manager Propaganda" ...(the same stuff they tell all "Stupid consumers" (they believe) when you have a plug misfiring...."it's a valve..but we can't tell until we get the head off.." may have to go even deeper.. "Throw some plugs in the day~um thing and be done with it for $150..instead of the estimated , and they will meet it..$3500 and a week downtime, Oh..and a new set of plugs")

You may tell..I don't like Nor Do I trust dealerships at all..

Yes..Because it CAN be charged..and it does get them out of a warranty replacement..

And Yes/No..Because When a battery goes that flat..(and I mean it won't run a test lamp..) that is the only way to get it to respond..

And..H2SO4 Battery's haven't changed , with the possible exception of casing choices, or plate thickness, over the last 200 years chemically, and structurally when they were in Lydon (Sp?) jars..more Bull for the masses..


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Just posting this for the masses as an FYI. Still have the car. Hasnt eaten batterys since I disconnected the dam draining issue. GM cars in the oh, 1970s on up through the 1980s???, had the antenna built into the front windshields. Sometime in the 1980s they got rid of that. Most chevys just went back to the standard whip antenna. However, your upper lines of gm cars gave people a POWER ANTENNA. Well, my antenna still works, goes up and down when the ignition is switched on and off. Much to my suprize, when I was rooting around in trunk, I touched the motor of said antenna. The dam thing was hot!. Even though it worked, it wouldnt shut off, after retracting. This didnt happen all the time though. Sometimes it would go for months with out killing the battery.
Solution, disconnected the motor to the antenna and havnt lost a battery since.
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Looooong time to follow up, better late then never.

Good thing it didn't set the car on fire.
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Have to put that one in the old brain bucket file cab.
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