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Old 01-02-2006, 12:24 PM
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Exclamation Battery Safety

This can happen in your car...

Battery Safety & and Jump Starting
http://www.aa1car.com/library/battery_safety.htm

Battery Safety
http://www.rayvaughan.com/battery_safety.htm

Reverse Polarity Batteries
http://cr4.globalspec.com/article.pl?sid=06/06/12/0349222

14. WHAT ARE THE MYTHS ABOUT BATTERIES?
http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/carfaq14.htm

Sight & Hearing Association:
Nearly 6,000 motorists each year suffer serious eye injuries or even blindness from working around batteries.
http://www.sightandhearing.org/news/healthissue/old/healthissueoct98.html

Battling Bad Batteries
http://www.scientificadvisory.com/batteries.html

Interstate Batteries Warranty Limitations
http://www.ibsa.com/www_2001/content/warranty/warranty_limitations.asp

Dear Tom and Ray:
http://www.cartalk.com/content/columns/Archive/2003/January/02.html

Batteries in Fact and Fiction
http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/uham/bat.html

Links in mercedesshop.com forums:

battery blew up - attention PEH
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/71351-battery-blew-up-attention-peh.html#post445147

Battery Explosion
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/8118-battery-explosion.html#post34122

Battery noises
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/9566-battery-noises.html#post41062

Dangerous battery explosions!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/83862-dangerous-battery-explosions-post1057860.html

battery exploded!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/8522-battery-exploded.html#post35913
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:28 PM
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You have too much time on your hands. Good info to post BTW.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:31 PM
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I always wondered why maintenance free batteries still need maintenance.. I think it is a scam perpatrated by battery companies to get you to buy more batteries.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:32 PM
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That's pretty much what my battery looked like in the E420. It sounded like a baseball had been dropped on the trunk from a 20 story building.
A Bang so loud, I involuntarily shouted out an expletive.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:39 PM
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boy am i glad i installed the drain that came with my group 49

i was afraid my old battery was going to explode when i was taking it out
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:19 PM
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Battery box probably helped hold the H gas in nice and close to the case

Scary!
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:36 PM
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I always wondered why maintenance free batteries still need maintenance.. I think it is a scam perpatrated by battery companies to get you to buy more batteries.
I take it that you haven't used non-maintenance-free batteries. They need lots of maintenance. Checking your supposedly maintenance-free battery once a year is nothing. There really is a difference.
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