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Re: Battery Bleeding

In a message dated 96-12-13 01:21:02 EST,
P-O_SELANDER@ccgate1.exu.ericsson.se (P-O Selander) writes:

> >I have continually had problems with my batteries bleeding in 
>  >my 76Z. Over time the acids will eventually destroy the car if 
>  >I don't clean them up with baking soda regularly...
>  David,
>  You're battery is being charged at a too high voltage causing 
>  the electrolyte to boil. Check what voltage it is getting, 
>  should be 2.23 - 2.25 V/cell, alas 13.38 - 13.50 V. Measure 
>  across the battery terminals. You're problem is most likely a 
>  faulty regulator, 

Yep, it's overcharging the battery.

> if you don't have a cell inside the battery 
>  that has shorted out (happens when deposits (normal corrosion) 
>  from the postive plates accumulate and finally "clog up" the 
>  separator between the postive and negative plates).

Naah, in this case the whole battery would've been short dead. 

BTDT in both instances. Used to rebuild my old batteries by replacing the
lead plate groups and seal them w/molten tar (a loooong time ago). What a

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ