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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 17, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re-Born Batteries

Being the skeptical person I am, I took an 8 year and 5 year both dead batteries and decided to try to re vitalize them with distilled water and Epsom salts. Charged them over night. Both the cars sit in there designated spots in the shop for most of there lives. One of the 69's with only 55k original miles has been driven 280 miles since its oil change in 2012, I know!!!. Well here it is 3 months later and both batteries, without a trickle charger, are performing great. Well I did the same to my yard tractor and its still going. I am pleasantly surprised. . . . .try it you'll like it.
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What is that you do?

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Re: Re-Born Batteries

Cool, it worked !
I knew an old school mechanic that would put aspirin in dead batteries.
I'm new school, I don't want to be stranded someplace with a battery full of aspirin,so I always just get a new one every 3-4 years.

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Re: Re-Born Batteries

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Being the skeptical person I am, I took an 8 year and 5 year both dead batteries and decided to try to re vitalize them with distilled water and Epsom salts. Charged them over night. Both the cars sit in there designated spots in the shop for most of there lives. One of the 69's with only 55k original miles has been driven 280 miles since its oil change in 2012, I know!!!. Well here it is 3 months later and both batteries, without a trickle charger, are performing great. Well I did the same to my yard tractor and its still going. I am pleasantly surprised. . . . .try it you'll like it.
Can you offer some more details? Did you simply add distilled water / epsom salt? What was the ratio of salt to water? I have a dead one sitting on my shop floor out of my 67.

Be careful charging a dead battery - if it is off-gassing Hydrogen, there is the potential that it could explode.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 17, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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I looked on youtube after hearing about it. I took 8 oz of distilled water and 4 oz of Epsom salt and stirred it until the salt dissolved. I removed the two caps covering the holes in the battery. Each was low in fluid so I filled each of the 6 holes. I used about half of the solution so I did another battery. I charged them with the caps off at 10 amps for a few hours then 2 amps over night. Not to difficult. Some on youtube get quiet involved. I carry jumper cables in both cars just in case!!!!
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