Red top batteries

Submitted: Monday, Oct 08, 2018 at 16:12
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In my recent searches for battery information, I came across a thread back in 2011 which generated lots of responses, relating the regular failure of "red top batteries". Of course that thread is now archived, so I couldn't revive it to ask my question.

When I bought my Chevy in 2015, it was equipped with three 100 ah AGMs. They were all the same type and have red tops. Two have failed and I've replaced the one remaining good one, with a 120ah Lithium.

But i was the so-called red tops that were giving BT owners so much grief back around 2010/2011, the same as the ones I have? Just curious, as nobody in the old thread, had added a photo of what they meant by "red top battery".

As a side issue....I wonder what reason the webmaster has for making threads archived? Here is a classic example of when an old thread could benefit from being still available for additional comments.

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Reply By: Grumpy - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 16:22

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 16:22
Bill, archived posts are accessible, just do a search on the particular subject and the results are listed including archived posts which can then be read as per normal by clicking on them.
Have just done a search on another subject and picked up posts back to 2008.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 17:24

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 17:24
They are certainly accessible, but you can't add a post to them.

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Follow Up By: Roachie - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 18:01

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 18:01
Thanks Stephen....that's what I was trying to get at.

I certainly found the old thread and, had it not been locked (ie: archived), I would have added my post on to the bottom of it and thus reactivated it.

On other forums I belong to, it is quite common for an old thread to be reactivated.

Indeed, I was looking at one such thread today on the Caravaners Forum where in 2010, one "Gone Bush" was saying that he had just commenced using 2 stroke oil in the engine of his (then new) 200 series. That thread was dormant for many years, before being reactivated again.

It would just make things a bit simpler if we didn't have to REFER to an old post (which anybody interested has to go searching for again), and instead could just ADD to that old thread.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 18:05

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 18:05
That silly old bugger.

Don't believe anything he says.....
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Reply By: Grumpy - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 16:38

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 at 16:38
Also give the BOG Bible a go, heaps of info there although hasn’t been updated for a few years.
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