Battery Life

Submitted: Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:28
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Heard a story on the weekend that suggests that with servicing, a battery's life can be extended to over 10 years. The claim is that batteries don't wear out and by cleaning them out once a year, their life can be extended. This chap claims his battery was the original battery and the vehicle is 10 years old.
He firstly cleans the outside casing thoroughly then carefully empties the battery acid into a clean plastic container. He then fills the cells with washing soda and water and agitates and changes until all the gunk is removed. Pour the acid back into the battery, recharge and away you go.
Can't verify if it works, but if someone has a near dead battery, they might like to try it and post the results on EO.
Perhaps Diamond can comment on its practicabilityne cede malis
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 23:03

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 23:03
All right, Alpaca,

Your latin is much better than mine. So what does this one mean?

CheersRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 11:00

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 11:00
Hi Rick,

I would guess that it translates to "Never give up" or something similar."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:20

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:20
Rick, My latin doesn't exist but the trusty dictionary refers it as Never yield to misfortune.
There could be a couple more coming up from others.ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:31

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:31
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:31

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:31
like ours...Al found it for Al....the motto for the Scottish Kings.....nemo me impune lacessit

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:34

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:34
Tony - Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum = if you wish for peace, prepare the war - or something like that?nemo me impune lacessit

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 13:45

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 13:45
Spot on.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 18:10

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 18:10
good evening mr dixlixic(or what ever i cant spell)
the bloke with the battery is right.years ago it was the big thing.
brown viniger is another thing used to clean.
back in time batterys had bigger plates and less of them so cleaning them out would stop the build up of scum that build up under the plates and then shorts them out.
but new batterys have skinnier plates and more of them and there usually enveloped so the scum that builds up really cant be cleaned out.
hope this sheds some like on your conundrum lol.back by popular
demand lolol
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 21:25

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 21:25
Thanks Diamond for the info. I was concerned before I submitted the post that if it had the potential to be the next best thing since sliced bread thingy it could have an impact on your type of business but I figured if it was too involved or impractical, people wouldn't do it any way. In your normal way, you have answered my question without bias and honestly. Thanks again. If you want to contact me direct, click on picture to get E-mail addy ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 18:23

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 18:23
ah ha you never know i might just say this to stop people doing it and putting me out of buisness lololololololback by popular demand
:-)
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:31

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:31
Des.
If a battery is kept cool and free of vibration it will last for more than 10 years. If you look at the mounting position of the battery in a disco compared to a defender you have a good example, both vehicles have the same major components but the defender battery lasts twice as long. Washing them out is not possible with modern plates. Eric
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