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Optima Batteries 8040-218 D35 YellowTop Dual Purpose Battery

4.4 out of 5 stars 227 customer reviews
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  • 12-Volt, 650 Cold Cranking Amps, Size: 9 5/16" x 6 13/16" x 7 5/8" tall, Weight: 36.4 pounds, SAE Post
  • 98 minutes reserve capacity for constant performance
  • Optimal starting power even in bad weather; the positive or red terminal is located to the right
  • Fifteen times more resistant to vibration for durability
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Technical Details

Brand Optima
Model 8040-218
Item Weight 36.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.3 x 6.8 x 7.6 inches
Item model number 8040-218
Manufacturer Part Number 8040218
OEM Part Number BCFJ8040-218
Folding No

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ASIN B000MSDKMA
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 227 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,865 in Automotive (See top 100)
#3 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
#3 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Battery Accessories
#13 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight 39.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 18, 2007

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Parts:Optima warrants to the original purchaser that this battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for a 36 month replacement period when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. If a replacement is necessary due to a defect in materials and/or workmanship the battery will be replaced free of charge, within the free replacement period from date of original purchase. Please contact Amazon Customer Service with your warranty claim. For purchases from Amazon Merchant sellers please contact the seller directly for warranty support.
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

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Product Description

Optima D35 YellowTop battery provides the extra performance and deep-cycling capability that your vehicle demands if it has a lot of accessories like running lights, high-performance stereo/AV system, winches, or hydraulics. The unique SpiralCell design provides a strong and clean power source, ensuring the safety of you, your family and the environment. The Optima battery is ideal for seasonal use because of its very low self-discharge rate. That means you can store your seasonal vehicles all winter without regular charging and still spring out of the starting block when winter is over.

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This will be a mixed review of sorts.

I bought an Optima SC35DA Yellow Top directly from Amazon in August of 2009 and it worked fine until March of 2011. The plastic around the negative battery post just split with gas and gel oozing out.

I did not think there was any problem because this Optima battery comes with a three year full replacement warranty.

Now the warranty merry go round started.

I called Amazon and I was told to call Optima, Optima told me they would not warranty the battery because Amazon is not an authorized reseller, so back to Amazon, then back to Optima and so on.

The final result is that Amazon wound up giving me a full refund of the purchase price of the battery. I would rather of had a new battery but I got tired of the BS and aggravation and then I did what others did, I went to a local discount store and bought a cheap battery.

What is the point of spending $174.00 on what is supposed to be the best battery only to have it fail very early in its life cycle and then have to argue over getting it replaced?

The Optima battery worked for less than two years. So why spend the money on one when you can buy a Wal-Mart special for less than half the price, get it replaced locally or just throw it out and buy a new one.

I do have to thank Amazon for finally giving me the refund but there was too much aggravation involved. From all of the complaints I have read about the lack of a warranty when the Optima Battery is bought from Amazon, you would think Amazon would stop selling it.

This is exactly why I gave it only one star.

I can only recommend that no one should by any Optima Battery Product from Amazon unless they are fully aware that there is no warranty at all.
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I was a bit skeptical about ordering an Optima off here simply because Amazon doesn't accept returns on them (understandably). However, after paying over $210 at my local Napa store for the WRONG BATTERY (Asked for a 35 and the kid sold me a 25), I returned my first Optima to Napa and proceeded to buy this one from amazon. It arrived two days later in a box that could protect pretty much anything (see images I added). After installation, this battery has surpassed my expectations. Strong start every time, doesn't drain fast at all, and my headlights also don't dim nearly as bad as they did previously with an AC Delco battery. I give this battery an A+ for quality and performance, and strongly recommend it. I also give amazon an A+ on price and shipping, and I have to give credit to the shippers who protected this thing like it was a baby so i could receive a perfectly brand new awesome Optima YellowTop!
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After doing a lot of research on AGM batteries, I finally decided on this one. This was a Birthday gift for my son, to be installed in his '03 Subaru Forester.

I started out looking at the Optima Red Top, but the reviews were not as as good & people I know have had problems with their Red Top battery failing. Now the choice was between the Sears DieHard Platinum & the Optima Yellow Top.

The Sears DieHard Platinum looks like a very good battery & it's said to be made by Odyssey. Not really sure that's true? What pushed me over to the Optima Yellow Top was the heaver weight, much higher cost & shipping hassles if I went with the Sears DieHard Platium.

The Optima Yellow Top was delivered quickly by UPS. It comes in a heavy-duty, double walled cardboard box. The battery inside the box was protected with more cardboard packing & the top of the battery was covered with a protective plastic cover. With the attached removable lift handle, the battery was easy to remove from the shipping box. The battery was in perfect condition!

We found the Optima Yellow Top sits lower than a standard type 35 battery. Not a problem, since a spacer is provided, which snaps onto the bottom of the battery. This made the battery fit perfectly in my son's '03 Subaru Forester. The battery comes fully charged, so once we hooked up the cables, the engine started right up!

We would recommend this battery & the plan is to install one of these in our other 2 vehicles.

► Update - October 23, 2012
Since I wrote this review, I bought another Optima Yellow top for our '95 Neon Sport. I should note that this isn't a direct replacement for the stock battery in the stock location!
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If I could give zero stars I would... I know its cheaper here, but this battery just died after 6 months of normal use. Amazon will not stand behind this product and will not accept returns. Optima will also not warranty from an unauthorized seller. Funny, they left that off the listing for this battery. I learned my lesson, so hopefully everyone reading this will learn theirs too without the loss of $$. Unacceptable business practice in my opinion. FAIL.
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I bought this because my 2004 honda pilot factory battery was on its last leg. I always have prefered optima batteries because the yellow and blue top versions Optima Batteries 8052-161 D31M BlueTop Dual Purpose Battery can be DEEP discharged without damage. In a conventional flooded acid battery after 10 dead events you are going to the parts store because you have ruined your battery. Same goes to a lesser extent with the optima red top - they are strictly a starting battery.

In my case I leave accessories on 24x7 like my escort radar detector. It's to ensure that the gps data is up to date and to keep the microwave components warm so when I leave in the early morning they are on frequency and yield accurate measurements.

The yellow top is a cross between the deep cycle marine blue top and the starting red top. It has plenty of CCA's to turn over the engine the next day, plus it is not damaged by being drained. I do keep my yellow top "topped off" with a ctek charger CTEK Multi US 7002 12V Battery Charger whenever possible, but the battery holds its own even without ac charging.

Yes, Optima cells are expensive, and that is their one and only downside. Mine came with adapters to make it fit my vehicle like a factory cell. I get more years out of an optima vs. an interstate by quite a bit, so there is a value proposition as well. Just not being stranded from headlights left on is a great feature!
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