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#76 tractorguy2 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 11:44 PM

another good thing is in each cell crush a bayer asprin and put one in each thats crushed did it with 2 batteries that would other wise be bad or have a short

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Posted November 27, 2013 - 09:31 AM

Would you use the bayer asprin with the epsom salt solution??

 

I have used the epsom salt solution on a hand full of batteries so far and it really does seem to bring some of them back to life.

 

I also found out that the SO-CALLED maintance free sealed batteries really are not truely sealed, they can be redone just like a regular battery :thumbs:



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Posted November 27, 2013 - 06:48 PM

[quote name="victor3ranger" post="388158" timestamp="1385562675"]Would you use the bayer asprin with the epsom salt solution??

I have used the epsom salt solution on a hand full of batteries so far and it really does seem to bring some of them back to life.

I also found out that the SO-CALLED maintance free sealed batteries really are not truely sealed, they can be redone just like a regular battery :thumbs: sure

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I recently had another battery fail and wanted to give an update.  I think you will like it!

In June 2012 I came back from a checkup with my cancer Doctor in Kansas.  For trips, I take our econobox which is a 1991 Ford Escort.  That evening when I pulled in the carport I turned on the map light to check the mail.  I forgot to turn the map light off that evening.  :(   Six weeks later, the next time I went to use the car,  the battery was totally dead.   I put the trickle charger on and left it 24 hours.  Since then - mind you its been a year and a half - it turned the engine over slowly.  A week ago when it got really cold the battery was too weak to start the engine.  I believe if it was warm it would still have enough juice, just not in this cold.  

I took a nearly new battery out of one of the pickups I seldom use stuck it in the Escort because it is our backup car and it has to be ready all the time - the pickup, not so much.

After removing the old battery from the Escort I saw it had the reciept in the pouch on the side for a warranty date verification.   After chipping the ice in the pouch enough to remove the reciept,  I took it in the house to thaw so I could unfold it hoping to read the date. 

I BOUGHT THAT BATTERY ON JULY 19TH 2000!!!!     

More than 13 years out of a battery that sits for long periods of time in a seldom used car - and that I know set totally dead for six weeks.   Convinced the epsom salts had a hand in it lasting so long.   Just wanted to share. 


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:50 AM

One thing that can also help with a dead battery is to roll it over a few times, reinstall, and then recharge.  It sort of "cleans" the plates off and allows the cells to take a charge again.  I've had luck with this method a few times.  I like the idea of Epsom salts and will try it myself once I come across a dead battery again.






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