Team3S: 3000GT & Stealth   Sunday, February 15 2004   Volume 02 : Number 372
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:49:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Baldwin <>
Subject: Team3S: Optima Red top
My Optima gel cell red top isn't holding its charge. I have had to get it jumped every time I drive my car. I think the battery died when I had the car in the shop and they left the trunk open for about a week (my rim was in the trunk and it wouldn't close all the way). I took a look at the battery and it looks "lumpy" on the top.
Should I go for another gel cell ($130)or just get a regular battery? Any recommendations? My car is pretty much stock.
Is it safe to keep jumping it? My understanding is that these gel cells don't leak?
Mike 97 VR4
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 18:05:08 -0500
From: "Dan Labonte" <>
Subject: Re: Team3S: Optima Red top
If it will not hold a charge and especially if the plastic on top of the battery is bubbling, then it is time for a new one.  Regular battery is fine if you are all stock.
Dan Labonte
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 19:17:30 -0800
From: "Nilsson, Jimmy" <>
Subject: Team3S: Problems with delayed acceleration
Hi all,
I'm having some problems with my '92 SL. I rarely drive it since I like next to work and walk there every day so I would say I drive my car at average about once every two weeks.
Yesterday when I took it for a drive I started to notice something that got me worried after a while. When I try to do some heavy acceleration the engine revs up quickly about 1000rpm but it won't start to accelerate for about 1 second.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
  Jimmy Nilsson, Los Angeles
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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:30:10 -0800
From: "Tyson Varosyan" <>
Subject: Team3S: GTO-MR
Holly cow! How many of you knew about this?
"Mitsubishi’s 3000GT has mid-engine styling that goes beyond mere looks. Between 1995 and 1999, Mitsubishi produced a limited number of two seat mid-engined GTO’s (Japanese name for the 3000GT) that were sold in Japan only as the GTO-MR. The mid-engine layout didn’t improve acceleration (as the car uses an AWD layout), but greatly increased the car’s handling abilities at the limit. No exterior styling enhancements were needed for this change in the powertrain’s location."
Tyson Varosyan
Technical Manager, Uptime Technical Solutions LLC. 206-715-TECH (8324)
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End of Team3S: 3000GT & Stealth V2 #372