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Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by ranger_fird, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. ranger_fird

    ranger_fird New Member

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    The negative connection on my battery is looser than a stripper on a Tuesday, and the only replacement I can find on island that has aux connections like the current one is a side post. Would it be safe to run a top post positive and a side post negative? Optima yellowtop if that matters


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  2. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Where is Santa Rita....Puerto Rico??:confused:

    BTW.....Welcome Aboard!!:)

    How can a side post be installed on top post....unless your Optima has both....if so it should be OK to use both??

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  3. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Perfectly safe. You might want to wipe some RTV silicone around the loose post, to prevent out gassing of the battery. Good luck,
     
  4. ranger_fird

    ranger_fird New Member

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    It’s in Guam, and yes, the battery has both


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  5. ranger_fird

    ranger_fird New Member

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    Dope, and it’s not the post, just can’t tighten the clamp around the post right enough


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  6. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Still OK to use the side post.
     

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