Battery is fairly new, only 1.2 years old.
Funny you bring up the cables, as I thought it MAY have been the positive going from my alternator to my battery. This wire in question is (I'm guessing) a 4 gauge wire. What's interesting is it's fairly thin compared to the other positive that runs to a cluster of positive wires above my top left shock tower in the engine bay. It doesn't look OEM, and has a metal plate that bolts to the battery with my alternator wire, starter positive and this said positive cluster wire mashed together with a metal plate and two bolts.
Really hard to describe, tried looking online for a picture to post, couldn't find anything.
But if it is the cables, why do the volts drop when the car heats? I correct my above "12 volts when the car warks" it's easily 11.5 volts, and stays there for the length of me driving the car, doesn't get lower until I cool the car off by driving in the highway or if it's cold outside (e.G. Not summer weather) the volts will be above the 11.5 mark. I really do think it's a head issue, wish I had a picture of my cabling for you to view.
Should I replace my wires? I use the side terminals on my battery currently (it has both side and top terminals). The hardest part is getting my starter positive (easily.8 cm in width) positive shock-tower cluster for peripherals (again, .8cm in width) and finally my alternator positive (smaller than the other two) all connected to my battery's positive terminal.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 6:09 PM