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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Battery bulge
« on: June 07, 2013, 09:25:30 PM »
The other day, I noticed the side of my 2 year old Bosch battery bulging. In the 2 years I've had the battery, it's been used once to start my 300. It had a full charge. The battery has been replace but what should I be looking for to prevent this from occurring again. I don't use a trickle charger. Stephen
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Offline John Ellis

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Re: Battery bulge
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 12:22:03 AM »
That's an odd one.  Is it a closed cell battery, and do you park your car outdoors?
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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: Battery bulge
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 01:40:50 AM »
Closed cell, parked outside.
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Re: Battery bulge
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 03:17:02 AM »
Don't know the validity of this article, but it could be an answer to your dilemma

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060804052016AAPCrkp
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Re: Battery bulge
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 07:12:52 AM »
I use this battery   (optima red top 6v) also one  in 12v
never used a trickle charger and its now 8 years old
http://www.awaccu.nl/product/115-optima-red-top-accu-6-volt-50ah-startaccu-met-extreem-hoge-startstroom
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