Battery Question

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:08
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First time posting - only a Visitor: but have been lurking for QST...
Over the past few months I've noticed a film of liquid forming on the top of the cranking battery in a 2007 Nissan Patrol.
This wet film now covers more than 2/3rds of the top of said battery and I'm asking advice: What causes this?? Is this an indication of a dying/faulty battery?? What should I do??
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Jedo
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:27

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:27
most likely normal evaporation and condensation of acid vapours. A wash with warm water with a dash of baking soda will soon clean it up
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:34

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:34
As above,
Might pay to check the electrolyte level in the cells too, and top up with distilled water if necessary..


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Follow Up By: Jedo_03 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:39

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:39
Thanks Ed C
I will check levels on Saturday - wouldn't trust the cleaner with that task. She du'n even make a good job of topping me glass up with grog...
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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:36

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:36
Thanks Mr Olsen
I will send the cleaner out tomorrow morning with a bucket of warm water and baking soda :)

(Have read your prev posts - like reading Boy's Own Adventures... Wooden stumps for cracked chassis/spring mounts - rescue missions where your gear was stolen... Would make great TV...

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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:47

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:47
Phew...

Those replies are re-assuring...
While lurking - have been reading about batteries over-charging and boiling over and bursting... and regulators failing...

Nice to know mine is a simple thing with a simple solution.
Thanks
Jedo
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:52

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 20:52
Yep, what the honest Mr Olsen said, dissolve some Bi-Carb in hot water and pour it over the battery.

Do that say every 6 months and the problem will never appear again.

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