Iphone 3g battery draining in 3 - 4 hours on a daily basis

I took it to the apple store and they replaced the phone, but I am still having problems. The next appointment in the store is about 5 days into the future.
This happened on Wed and I have an appointment for Mon but I am still having problems.
I have done several backup and restored.
The apple phone tech told me to do a restore, we held the power key and let Itunes automatically restore the phone. I then did not do a restore, just synced my stuff back, luckly I sync with google for contacts and calendar.
what is going on?
Did I get a bad phone when they replaced it last week.
I have to travel this week and I cannot be without my phone.
It is weird, after many months of no issues, I upgraded to the new 3.1 software and I would pick up my phone and the screen was black and would not turn on. the Last time, I used a digital laser thermometer while on the phone with the apple tech and the phone was 105 degrees. It would not turn on. After about 20 minutes of charging it finally came on and the battery was at 10% with a red indicator on the battery.
It does charge up after a while, but it discharges pretty quickly, like 3-4 hours. I can watch the pct go down.
I have tried charging from 5 methods
1. USB on a windows XP computer
2. USB on a vista computer
3. Docking station (Dual IPOD charger by Griffin)
4. Apple supplied small AC Block with Apple cable.
5. Car phone charger
No matter what, the phone still looses its charge and it gets hot. Sometimes it will work ok, but then when I go to pick up the phone, it won't turn on no matter what I do. I have to charge it for 10-20 minutes and then it comes back on.
I am concerned on 2 levels.
1. It is becoming pretty unusable, since I never know if it will work when I pick it up.
2. Long term effects since the battery is getting hot and constantly discharging faster than normal.
Anyone have any Ideas?????
Is this a software problem that you are fixing?
can I put back on the old software before the 3.1 update?
Will this hurt the phone in the long run?

My iPhone also same problem in logic-board bottom part getting hot after connect battery connector (hardware issue) probably. Does anyone can help me to solved out this problem? Actually my iPhone4 was dropped in water for 15 minutes. Afterthat i took iPhone from water, i did turn off first and shake my phone. Later on open all parts one by one and cleaned up with alcohol. After finished dry (48 hours later) i tried to turn on logic board (motherboard bottom area) with battery. Its too hot in logic board and battery connector. What should I do in this condition?

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