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After all the work I've put into repairing the rusty area

under the battery tray... I will *NEVER* replace a battery

with the water/acid type again. The gel batteries are cool

because they never leak and you can mount them in any direction.

A few types are available. You've probably seen the Optima

at various locations. Plan on spending at least $100.


> -----Original Message-----

> From: Chris Robson [mailto:robsonc@home.com]

> Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 6:28 PM

> To: JFShamus117@aol.com; 240z-club@peak.org

> Subject: RE: <240z-club> electrical woes



> -- Group Message from "Chris Robson" <robsonc@home.com> --


> Well, My suggestion first is to pull the alternator, it may

> be on the fritz,

> and burning up the battery. Just take it to any auto parts

> store, they

> should be able to test it for free. Next if that checks

> out, also check

> all the battery connections, those may have a short somewhere, but my

> feeling is that won't be the problem. The other thing to

> check is the

> voltage regulator, it is right next to the alternator and is

> mounted on the

> wheel well. I don't know how you would go about checking one

> of these,

> (maybe there is how-to out there). But that could also be

> putting bad power

> into the battery causing it to crack.


> As for batteries, maybe check out a solid battery as oppose

> to a lead-acid.

> They don't have acid in them, and only cost on average $20

> bucks more then a

> good lead-acid.


> -- Chris


> '72 240


Mike Gholson

1971 240z, Mikuni Carbs, Tokico 5-way Adjustable Struts, Ferarri Yellow, Stock Engine, 15x9 wheels w/50 series Falken tires, Currently being restored.

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