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Old 02-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #21
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The corrosion usually shows up from poor contact, miosture, battery venting, or a combination. The gel should work. Felt pads also work well and can be had at the auto parts store.

I doubt the battery being moved could have caused any damage, but anything is possible. Just an FYI if you have more problems with the new over charging alternator can 'cook' a battery enough to cause venting at a higher than normal rate. It will also cause the battery to eventually fail. It's not something seen often, but it does happen. I've seen it twice with my cars over the years.

A short stop at Autozone for a charging system check should show the overall health of the system.

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #22
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Great information!!! Thanks, Poundkey.

Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #23
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Just FYI, I went out to check and the battery in my car is a Motorcraft Superstart 680A & 70AH. Says the first charge date is 2004 which is the same year as my car, so seems to be original. Means it's started my car for around 6 years so far in brutal cold temps (averaging -10C / -20C in winter with occasional lows of -40C) and it's never failed to start my car despite it sitting for weeks at a time outside without being started (I don't drive it much, good public transport here). My Ford is a diesel by the way which can be harder to start in winter as well.

I can certainly recommend that Motorcraft battery if available in the US!


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