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Old 09-19-2004, 01:54 AM
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High temps seem to be bad for pretty much all types of batteries, though cold temps tend to put a greater load on them, since engines are harder to turn over, and more 'stuff' is being run.

Interestingly, it doesn't seem to me like BMW batteries mounted in the trunk/under rear seat last much longer than Japanese/US ones mounted in the engine compartment. Considering how crappy the euro (mostly Varta) alkalines and lithiums I've used for non-car stuff, maybe euro batts just suck.
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