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'K' short story.
I have two large car batteries and one small. I want to fire up my ride to see if it even works but none of the fawkin batteries will take charge. I know that the shops just send em back to whereverand they clean em up and recharge em somehow and throw in new juice and stickers and vwalla.
How do I do this at my house? I don't wanna throw another 60-90$ away if I can fix the POS myself.
 

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You used to be able to buy acid from auto parts stores.
Keep in mind this is straight up acid and needs to be diluted with water.
I've done it before but really the battery didn't last long.
Maybe just borrow a battery from another rig /buddy?
 

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Yep the acid works, but you have to dispose of the acid you already have in the battery.

Could be tricky in todays world.

I bought a motorcycle battery that came dry and it had to be filled with the acid that came with it. All I did was fill it up and it had a good charge. Of course I put it on a charger just to be sure. But before it went on the charger it had enough juice to fire up the bike with electic start.
If you can find the acid. go for it.
 

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They change the electrolite and then they charge it with a special charger to try to get the deposits off the plates. Problem is the plates become thin and they produce less power (amps).
Check the levels of the electrolite. If the plates are exposed you need to top them off with DISTILLED water. Tap water has minerals in it that will cause the plates to corrode and you will not get much use before they are done.
 

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Has water and the batteries aren't all that old but just won't charge. How the hell do you get rid of battery juise? I will look into the asid. BTW this needs to be a perminent fix. I can pull a battery outa something else.
 

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I do believe that baking soada will Nutualize the battery acid.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.
 

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Originally posted by BellyUp:
<STRONG>I do believe that baking soada will Nutualize the battery acid.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.</STRONG>
NOPE your right on.
 

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Originally posted by BellyUp:
I do believe that baking soada will Nutualize the battery acid.
Someone correct me if I am wrong.


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NOPE your right on.

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Problem is the acid is full of lead, among other things....So don't dump it in your vegetable garden. You really won't gain much changing the acid, the problem is that sulfate has built up between the plates, and that sulfate was the plates.....You will never really have a dependable battery after it has remained discharged for more that a day or two. To get it to take a charge at all, try hooking it parallel with a good battery and a charger. The reason it is not taking a charge is the charger does not sense a battery on the end of the cables. After a couple hours, you should be able to charge it on its own. If not, turn it in for a new one. Good Luck!
 

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hi amp charge it with a premier. They are hi freq. dc chargers and are said to reverse the corrosion on plates. If that doesn't work buy a yellow top. <IMG SRC="smilies/fj.gif" border="0">
 

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there is a shop here locally that redose batterys, he sells them refurbished for $25 bucks, one of my freind uses them exclusivly and has never had a problem
 
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