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Old 06-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #15
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:52 PM   #16
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Just thinking out loud here, but it would seem to me that if oil got on the plates, it would only happen to the very top and then it would still float to the top once the electrolyte was replenished.

In the alternative, if the electrolyte got low enough for the oil to coat the plates, then it would also have been low enough for them to be exposed to air (had the oil not been on top). Either way, that part of the plate is toast forever.

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Really Good Point!!!
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jarhead: I have seen that exact post on other forums. Why would you cut and paste and attribute the story as your own???

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Moisheh, I have read a few of your post on other forums, you've got to be a democrat

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My take on this business of mineral oil----

I buy my golf cart, 6 volt, deep cycle batteries at Sam's club. Their turnover is large and you get fresh batteries. I pay about $50 bucks each and I don't see a big loss if I do lose a battery or two. I "Went for it" and I started it over a year ago. As others report, no more gassing and I have not added any water.

It's a winner in my book-- What would be the incentive for the manufacturers to condone this practice??
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Oil in the cells is not really that new,as I encountered this in the early years of my Automotive Apprenticeship in the early 50's.At that time, part of my responsibility was the sale and repair(yes,repair) of automotive batteries.The only negative point was the mess the oil made of my hydrometer necessitating the disassembly of same and washing with Tide.Oh well!

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