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Old 02 Jul 2017, 04:39 pm
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I don't know where it's coming from but it looks like it's coming from the battery itself. It kinda looks like a bomb waiting to go off. Do you think somebody put some of that explosive putty around the positive post? Just kidding ... kind of ...


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Old 02 Jul 2017, 04:44 pm
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The PT batteries seems to grow funk on the terminals like it's their job!
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Old 02 Jul 2017, 04:51 pm
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ya but are they moonlighting at les schwab?

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Old 02 Jul 2017, 05:02 pm
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I don't know where it's coming from but it looks like it's coming from the battery itself. It kinda looks like a bomb waiting to go off. Do you think somebody put some of that explosive putty around the positive post? Just kidding ... kind of ...


https://youtu.be/iSTsqHzPbfk
The white corrosion is lead sulfate and the blue/green is copper sulfate. You can see that it's wet on top of the battery. The battery could be loose and sloshing around while driving. Or the voltage regulator might be bad and overcharging the battery causing the battery to release acid gas. Or the battery itself could be bad and overheating causing the release. Or it could just be that the car sat for a long time without maintenance and overtime, acid gases escaped and caused this corrosion.

Pour a bottle of diet coke over this and it will go away. However, that doesn't fix the real problem if there is one.
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Old 02 Jul 2017, 05:14 pm
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I've recently moved to a very hot and humid zone. I thought I bought the battery when first acquiring the car, but it was about a year later and I only bought it because it was a 5 year battery and it had reached 5 years. The old battery had no acid on it or any corrosion. And I've always bought batteries from Schwab, so for this car I did too. At the time, I was living in a much more temperate climate. Fast forward 3 years later and it's like living in the tropics only hotter and more humid. and no palm trees. hardly any trees at all. why don't people plant more trees in godforsaken hot places?

Any/all of the scenarios you mentioned could be accurate, Handy C. The car gets used just about every day... just not very far or for very long. And knowing I had Schwab check the battery at least a year ago and it was before moving to this heat zone, I am going to bet it's probably got something to do with this. But I'm going to find out tomorrow. I'm not going to do the cleaning thing, I'm going to buy a new battery and let Scwab play the hazmat game. I will be monitoring their batteries very closely after this!

Are there any codes related to voltage regulator or battery issues? I've never had any codes other than yesterday's 340 and previously, gas cap stuff.

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The white corrosion is lead sulfate and the blue/green is copper sulfate. You can see that it's wet on top of the battery. The battery could be loose and sloshing around while driving. Or the voltage regulator might be bad and overcharging the battery causing the battery to release acid gas. Or the battery itself could be bad and overheating causing the release. Or it could just be that the car sat for a long time without maintenance and overtime, acid gases escaped and caused this corrosion.

Pour a bottle of diet coke over this and it will go away. However, that doesn't fix the real problem if there is one.
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Old 02 Jul 2017, 05:22 pm
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Time to change battery brand. There are threads here about that. AC Delco won't cause corrosion. Going with a gel cell like an Optima is a good choice.
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Old 02 Jul 2017, 05:34 pm
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didn't even realize there might be better batteries for a Cruiser. Will search some threads. I still want Schwab to have to clean the mess. Only because ... well because their battery caused it! Is the Optima Red Top their brand?

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I don't know where it's coming from but it looks like it's coming from the battery itself. It kinda looks like a bomb waiting to go off. Do you think somebody put some of that explosive putty around the positive post? Just kidding ... kind of ...


https://youtu.be/iSTsqHzPbfk
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Old 02 Jul 2017, 07:27 pm
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I've never seen battery acid that bad ... especially under my own hood! It's like something out of a horror movie. Can't wait to find out the cause. If it can be determined.

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Old 02 Jul 2017, 08:00 pm
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I don't know nothing bout no Schwab.

I just saw your video. That looks normal for that type of battery with the age and no regular maintenance. It vents through the caps and any time it is charging, it will put off acid fumes. It needs a lot of cleaning and I still recommend changing to a different battery.



Three years, no corrosion.
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