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Old 09 Mar 2008, 11:11 pm
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Question GRUNGY BATTER TERMINAL

Anybody else having trouble with the Pos battery terminal getting corroded very quickly?
When I picked up the 2006 Vert in California and drove back in November, I found what I thought was a very acid corroded Positive battery terminal that looked like it had never been cleaned. I had just experienced a short and burn of a cable on my Caravan the previous year. So.... I did a really good job cleaning both terminals...even using a cup of Baking soda water to clean off the POs.
**4 months later, today, it looked as bad as it did in November. I am used to solid soft lead squeeze leads on the cable ends. But, these are obviously copper, and are two adjacent plates with short flat lips that make the contact. Besides the good cleaning of the metal & battery poles....any othe suggestions??

(This is a turbo vert; as where the soonercruiser, a NA, has no such Pos terminal corrosion problem???)
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Old 09 Mar 2008, 11:29 pm
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Default Re: GRUNGY BATTER TERMINAL

sounds funny, but those green and red felt washers that you get at autoparts stores for 99 cents are great at stoppiing that. you can also use that red spray that coats the terminals.
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try the spray that cartman suggests it works well
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Default Re: GRUNGY BATTER TERMINAL

Glue a penny to the top of the battery.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 10:24 pm
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Thanks guys!
Already using the felt washer & spray.

A penny??!! How about ten pennies?? Better?
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Old 11 Mar 2008, 01:48 pm
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Thanks guys!
Already using the felt washer & spray.

A penny??!! How about ten pennies?? Better?
Yes most people that are technically inclined already know this works….

Corrosion collector for batteries - US Patent 5516601
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Default Re: GRUNGY BATTER TERMINAL

I've had the problem in colder weather areas before. The only thing that solved it was buying a platinum coated battery terminal from a car stereo store.
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