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Old 11-25-2003, 10:14 AM
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That is really fast deterioration. Battery may be leaking.

I once fit a metal tray with 'Ice & Water' roofing membrane. Actually worked quite well! Very cheap, since I had a big roll anyways. A roll of the 6inch wide stuff for sealing around windows is only about $12 at the home center.

Performance Products and some other places sell special battery tray liners that neutralize acids.
I have seen cars refit with marine-type battery boxes as well, but could be a tough fit for many cars.
Some folks swear by spiral-cell batteries like Optima. These can be mounted upside down without leaking.

This place has mats too:
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.

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