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Old 09-17-15, 07:18 AM   #11
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Dont worry I understand, my credentials are limited so any additional input is fine with me. I get my information from trusted mechanics/interesting articles that I stumbled upon online and determine what makes sense based on my 10 years of Automotive hobby experience. When im talking about voltage the electronics are designed to go from 11.9 volts to 13-14volts depending on the regulator. Like I said nothing may happen, but the jump from say 6 volts to 14 volts can screw things up.

A kick start is basically a clutch dump in my book so yea it will do the same type of damage eventually.

Alot of people dont know that jump starting a dead battery is actually the worst thing you can do for it and it can take years off its life if done enough times. Not everyone has 16 hrs to do it the proper way though which is to trickle charge.

Alot of cars will set a check engine light when bump started nowadays due to the electrical signals not registering because the ecu had no power. When your power goes out and your computer shuts off and then you turn it back on it has to go through error checks and doesnt like what just happened. The cars ecu will go through a similar but different process.
Thanks you for explaining! It makes sense to me.
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Old 09-17-15, 10:24 AM   #12
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So battery trickle charged all night and it still would fire up this morning. Guess it's time for a new one.
Suggestions?
Optima red?
Optima yellow?
Kinetik?
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Old 09-17-15, 11:42 AM   #13
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Had my optima red for 6 years so far...never had to jump the car or charge it, till the body shop left my dome light on for a couple weeks and drained it pretty good. Trickled charged it up to full and its back in business. Didn't think it would last this long but dam....its nice

Im sure the other are just as good.
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