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Default Old Optima Redtop---what to do with it??

As title states, it's over 5 years old and won't hold a charge anymore. Took a dmm to it and got just over 5 volts. Was wondering if it was "rebuildable" take it to a shop someplace or if this is even possible. Ideas??
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5 volts is good. Run it as your main battery under the hood.
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donate it to a guy with an antique car that still runs a 6v system.
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5 volts is good. Run it as your main battery under the hood.
Yeah ok smartass
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Buy anew one and core that one. $15 off your next one.
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drill barely through the plastic of each cell and then fill them back up with Gatorade 'electrolytes'

should be good to go.
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Or water and Epsom salt
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Can't afford a new one right now....not with the holiday season around the corner. Dec/Jan is my worst months for this and birthdays for me and both my kids *sigh*,,,,had to have kids around this calender era didn't I?!
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go buy a new battery.. or trade something off to get one.


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trade your kids for new batteries... problem solved

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My kids? How about my wife?! Nah I'm kiddin...

Unless you know a spot for a used one, I'm gonna wait.

Just sell the dam blazer...it's becoming a money pit.
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