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Old 07-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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Default To change ONE Battery

Easy, scheduled a whole hour to change the jet ski battery....WRONG!
Looked into the Seadoo and was amazed at how 2 bolts, three screws And a series of interlocking clips held the dead battery in place. *{*}^*!*. The two bolts were fine threads so it required like a hundred turns to get them off.. Oh wait of course it's crowded so your ratchet only can do a half turn solo two hundred times two!*{*#*%^{}!! Turn in the battery at autozone matches the old one perfectly because it HAS to fit in the above described cage...get home installed the battery in the cage bolt the cage to the bow section 200 x 2...
Straddle the jet, plug in the key hit the start button and ..... Nothing! *{*#^%*!, look at the box the battery came in...*requires battery acid*, *}*#^#+{^ Autozone! They could have told me that when I bought the *{*}^#*! Battery but noooo. 200x2 again to get it out*}*#^%!, (seadoo is made by bombardier a Canadian company, what did we ever do to them?) go to autozone, the lady clerk say the guy who sold me the battery is at lunch, but "he should have known better" get the acid kit run to the house start filling the battery...*{%}^*! It only fills three of six cells,,,,back to autozone, as I pass through waynesville I remember I capped the three cells. Hydrogen gas build up could burst the battery, but I figure I could get the acid and get back in time...
NOT, I hit every red light going there, coming back too and got stuck behind a tractor...*{^#%!. The lady clerk was there and shrugged really? Two? Three trips for one part I countered and stormed out...it's charging tonight so the lake trip for today is cancelled but maybe one day when my blood pressure calms down I'll get up to the lake.... But
I still have 200x2 to do and hopefully it starts if not... The pacemaker is gonna blow up...
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:03 PM
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never heard of a battery that required separate acid not coming with the acid kit in the box.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:23 PM
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Now you know why I do not like to use Autozone........This is another one to add to there long list.....................
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, that's an odd one .....
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:27 PM
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Shoud have went to O'Reilly.
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or walmart
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Or the lake
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O' Reilley's. Had gone there first, the one near the Sonic, the counter person was on the phone, at least two people were back in the office laughing and talking... not a "I'll be right with you or anything" The phone talker turned his back to me, nobody popped their head out to see what the door ringer brought in..... So I picked up the battery and left.

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O'Reilly's FAIL.
Autozone FAIL
NAPA did a good good the previous day. Greeted immediately, asked what I wanted and was then escorted to the proper location. Place was crowded but the clerk took the time to find me a manual oil pump. One that drains through the dipstick.
Shoulda gone back to Napa...
\*But it's always so crowded and kinda dilapidated. The clerks are talking with cigarettes dangling outa their mouths, phones are ringing and people hustling behind the counter using paper books of parts vs computer terminals

Neat rows of oil, filters, and accessories make O'Reilly and Autozone the more attractive stores but I think from now on Customer Service is gonna be job one...Just loaded the NAPA website onto the computer.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:41 AM
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I'm surprised with the way you were treated at O'Reilly's I've always received good service from them, napa is always good when we get something from them for the county R&B dept.
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NAPA did a good good the previous day. Greeted immediately, asked what I wanted and was then escorted to the proper location. Place was crowded but the clerk took the time to find me a manual oil pump. One that drains through the dipstick.
Shoulda gone back to Napa...
\*But it's always so crowded and kinda dilapidated. The clerks are talking with cigarettes dangling outa their mouths, phones are ringing and people hustling behind the counter using paper books of parts vs computer terminals

Neat rows of oil, filters, and accessories make O'Reilly and Autozone the more attractive stores but I think from now on Customer Service is gonna be job one...Just loaded the NAPA website onto the computer.
Those "computer terminals" are only as good as the folks who are willing to ferret out the correct information - I don't see that they are of any real advantage, except for the frequent product updates a parts counter is always getting .... and the book vs computer is a lot like counting change back compared to just depending on the register to do the math - no one's paying any attention to the end result, only what the read-out says.
Besides, I thought it was very thoughtful and perceptive of the NAPA clerk to appreciate that you'd probably be most comfortable with another dipstick ....
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