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Re: urquattro killing battery??
Luis Marques wrote:
> Are you sure you don't have a marginal battery (about to go bad)?
> I once had a problem where my battery wouldn't hold enough charge to
> start the car after sitting for two days. Upon removing the plugs and
> looking in, I noticed that one of the cells looked different - like
> corroded or degraded. The battery would probably test fine, but was
> really marginal. I put a new Interstate in and all the problems were
Some times progress isn't progress.The hydrometer is still the best
of the condition of the battery. Check the level in the cells,charge it
the hydrometer reads 1250/1275, do a load test.Have lunch.Check it
again.Go to the golf course or the Parts store (dependent on the
Don't buy sealed,no maintenance batteries.If you do, disregard the
> I guess the lesson is don't trust 100% on the portable battery testers.
> You must also do a visual inspection of the internals of the battery.
> Luis Marques
> '87 4kcsq