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Old 03-16-2004, 06:48   #1 (permalink)
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battery terminal corrosion

Alright I've had enough of it. Every week I'm out there with the kettle and some vaso. This is obviously a short term fix.

What causes it? It's really pissing me off and I want it gone for good.
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Re: battery terminal corrosion

EVERY WEEK!! HOLY SH!T.

thats really odd. it might be becuase you won that auction on ebay!!! LOL

there is obviously some funny reaction goin on. how full are the cells with water??

have you ever changed the terminal connections on the car, whether they are not factory ones, and they are reacting with the terminals, i cant see why, but its just a question
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Old 03-16-2004, 07:39   #3 (permalink)
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I actually have changed the leads. I've got the factory leads running into foot long leads I got from super cheap then a set of terminals I also got from super cheap. Didn't think that would be the cause, figured it might of been the new battery or something.

I'd change it back but a; I need my battery reversed to clear the bonnet and b; the battery posts aren't drilled through so factory terminals don't do the trick.

I really need to get the leads done properly, this is a botch job. Any idea what an auto sparky would charge to change the leads over for new ones?
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Re: battery terminal corrosion

Smear some grease onto the terminals, just leave a patch where the battery terminal contacts the leads.
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Re: battery terminal corrosion

You want to get good quality brass terminals, the cheap ass stuff reacts with the lead causing all that oxidising. To fix it there is a spray especially for that purpose.. It stops the air getting in starting the oxidization.. It is a yellow mush when you spray it and it dries to a dark gold film.. It works very well
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Re: battery terminal corrosion

Corrosion is to do with a bad connection, undo the leadclean the terminal.
Those wire cleaners are not good, scrape it softly and until you see a clean piece of lead, then reconnect, and do as previously mentioned.
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Re: battery terminal corrosion

Buy some Gold Plated terminals, and use some coke to clean the posts.

You dont need to pay a sparky for labour, you can either buy off the shelf from them just what you need, or ask them to make them, or buy the bits and stick it together yourself.

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A neat alternaive is to clean thoroughly everything put it back together then spray it with silicone spray it should be a bit cleaner than grease.
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Go to a ride on lawn mower repair place (or a John Deere Tractor Dealer if there is one around where you are) and buy some of the spray on battery terminal anti-corrosion protectant that John Deere distribute. It's really good stuff and I've used it successfully for years. More popular with farmers for their tractors but the lawn mower people can get it in (that's where I source mine now). They also have a spray on corrosion remover you can use before you use the other stuff.
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Checked in my shed; the stuff John Deere distribute is NOCO brand NCP-2
See:
http://www.noco.biz/subcat2results.t...tlistimage=Yes
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http://www.noco.biz/subcat2details.t...ge=1&starting=[starting]&category=Chemicals
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