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    Default Cracked case on Optima battery

    Help! I've been searching the web and Jeep forums all morning, and can't find it.

    I cracked the Yellowtop Optima on Friday, while trying to jumpstart the tractor.

    (Lesson learned, don't try and move a battery while wearing choppers!)

    Anyway, I know I've seen some tech write ups on fixing the Optima battery when the top/housing has cracked.

    Anyone have a link? Or a fix? I'm thinking Epoxy, but want to make sure.

    Thanks! HB


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    Did you try to find anything on Optima's site?
    I'm Mike, make sure you spell it right, because I do not want to get the wrong A$$hole in trouble.

    If you do not have time to do it right the first time, how do you have time do do it over?

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    I'm assuming it's out of warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airforce26yrs View Post
    Did you try to find anything on Optima's site?
    Not yet. I had to go watch the game Vikes won!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    I'm assuming it's out of warranty?
    Didn't think of that, as it was my own fault. But as it's close to 4 years old, it's probably out.

    I'm thinking of trying epoxy. It did take and hold a charge, and seems fine still. Just a couple cracks on the top.


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