I live In Svensen OR, and spend most of my free time working on my cars or hiking and biking. The '98 230 is my wife's. She got it used sometime ago and had been her daily driver up to about a year ago when she quit driving. So the car has just been sitting. So the other day I put on new coil packs, boots, wires, and MSD iridium pugs, K&N air filter, fuel filter. Battery was no good, so I put in an Optima yellow top deep cycle. Thought everything was fine. Checked the battery while it was running. Its not being charged, and the charge warning light isn't coming on. The warning light works when you first turn on the key. Anyway, I'll keep looking. Hope to learn a lot of information through here. So, Hello to everyone again!