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Old 01-28-2003, 04:17 PM
taaboo taaboo is offline
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I've always found that the water gets low over time, and I simply had overlooked checking this battery.

I've always assumed that since some of the car electronics are always on, there is always a low-current drain on the battery, and lead-acid batteries don't like this. Additionally, we have a Nokia cell phone car install kit in the car, and up until about a year ago my wife would often leave the phone in the car, and it would be charged with the car battery. Throw in a couple of jump starts for my old BMW and I'm assuming that did the trick.

I'll check the voltage across the battery just to be sure.

THANKS

Brian

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Originally posted by PaulC
Glad you're back on the road, but why was the battery low on water? Often this is a sign that the voltage regulator is not working to spec and allowing too high a voltage to boil away the electrolyte.
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