Battery Fluid Levels

Submitted: Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 09:09
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Hi All,
I have an 80 series Turbo Cruiser with a dual battery system, I have noticed that the fluid levels drop and need to be topped up every couple of weeks, is this normal or is there a problem.

Thanks, Tony
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Reply By: tour boy - Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:53

Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:53
Tony, is it both batteries or only one?
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Reply By: tony - Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:55

Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:55
Both batteries
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 11:26

Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 11:26
Hi Tony, I have that problem, i think its mainly because i run my fridge all the time , its seems to be the high discharge rate and then thehighcharge rate that follows. Michael
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 22:24

Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 22:24
Tony,

Thats abnormal. Just wondering whether you're alternator's regulator is misbehaving and your voltage is too high. If you have a multimeter, check what the volatge is while you're running the vehicle. Shouldn't be much above 14.2 volts.
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 23:23

Monday, Feb 10, 2003 at 23:23
I live up the pointy end of australia (it's hotter than where most folk live) and run a fridge permanently in my vehicle.

I usually top up the water in the aux battery every 5-7 weeks and every 2-3 months for the starter battery. If your doing it every couple of weeks then there may be a problem.
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Reply By: desert - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 16:49

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 16:49
Tony, only two reasons why batteries use water:
1. Charge rate too high,
2. Battery about to fail.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 23:16

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 23:16
I guess you don't live in the tropics...
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