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tiv last won the day on August 2

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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    DIY, Off roading, racing ,photography. anything to do with automobiles...
    Building old Diesel engines,

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    Mitsubishi/ Suzuki/Toyota
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    Montero/MSport /Vitara/Vitz
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    3.2 DiD / 2.5 DiD / K10-T / 1KR
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    Too old for that
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    Nah, getting old settled down. Downsizing
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    Automotive hobbies, keeping you broke for decades

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  1. So new fact I learnt 

    Certain Exide "Maintenance Free" batteries have hidden caps to fill electrolytes 

    Seems the electrolyte they add is made to withstand like 2 years of use and then dry out, so the battery shop fella who I know for ages simply topped off the battery with normal distilled water, and said it will work longer, to add he had this battery tester there was an improvement before and after adding the electrolyte. The cells weren't even dry but level was bit above the electrode plates.

    1. alds


      Even amarons got those, None of them are maintenance free but not fully sealed like Gel batteries.

      Maintenance free is a relative term I guess, much like those sealed for lifetime auto gearboxes on euros that one "lifetime" is 7 years.

    2. tiv


      Well despite adding electrolytes and jargon

      the thing was losing charge, the battery shop fella exchanged it for a new one. 
      exide warranty works people!

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