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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 06, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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holy boiling batteries Batman !!

Took the Z on a 100 mile cruise this past weekend, about ten miles from home I started to smell rotten eggs......Opened the hood when i got home to see my new battery boiling from the vents.....Any ideas ? Regulator not workingcorrectly is my thoughtsd but not sure how to check it out for sure.......Any help is much appreciated, not much on the electrical sideof thing...........D
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 06, 11:22 AM
 
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Re: holy boiling batteries Batman !!

You will need a volt meter. They are inexpensive and are a must for troubleshooting. They are simple to use. With the car not running the battery volts should be about 12.3-13 for a fully charged battery. With the car running the battery volts should be 13.6 to 14.2 volts if the alternator is charging properly. Sounds like your voltage may be higher. Try a new voltage regulator if your voltage is higher than 14.2. Sounds like the voltage regulator is not properly working to me. I am sure other with more experience will chime in. My suggestion may get you started.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 06, 11:20 PM
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Re: holy boiling batteries Batman !!

Replace the voltage regulator. The alternator is obviously over charging the battery. Grab a volt meter and check the alternator's output.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 06, 04:26 AM
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Re: holy boiling batteries Batman !!

If you used a retro batt. that has holes in the vented caps and slightly overfilled it, when charging it will allow liquid to collect on the batt. top.
It will also corode the snots out of everything around the batt.
Could just be overfilled?
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