My 06 charger is on its 3rd battery in 6 years and 46.789 miles.. BUT i live in a hot zone that cooks batterys and a 1000 jl and a 650 jl hooked to it...
Noticed the battery in the car [2nd-3 years old] was wet around the neg terminal so its a new battery before it rots out my trunk or that cell goes dry and i have a short or fire so battery #3 went in on monday
ACID fires are nasty- burned down a mint BOSS 429 mustang like that once...battery was weak-cranked the car till the the starter went click click click than POW...battery blew so hard [sealed battery] parts went threw the radiator-the hood got bent up from the impact and acid flew every where under the hood and caught fire...fire jumped around under the hood from wet spot to wet spot and the hood pad was wet with acid so it went up like paper.. open the hood and what was left of the battery was on fire-the fender soaked with acid burning-the hood pad-the wire harness on the battery side on fire and the fire was traveling up the harness to the fire wall [thats why they call it a fire wall] every where acid was flung under the hood [motor-plug wires-wire harness] was on fire... by the time we could get the factory twist hood locks open it was all over..
Last edited by sound&security; 06-16-2012 at 03:48 PM.
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Yeah in your business I imagine you pay particular attention to batteries. Some people just don't know yet. I know a guy that wears a beard full time, just because a battery blew up in his face, and yes it had passed the warranty period on the side of the battery. The longer the warranty the more lead plates it has, so it should last longer, but not if it was on the shelf 3 years. Like you mentioned hot climates and short trips, jumping another car with it, and many other things affect how long it will last. Just don't compare a battery to an oil change, because those aren't important, lol.
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CAR sat in storage for 3 years so i clean it up and put new tires on it than jump start it....battery must have dried out from sitting....Run over to pick up the witch park the car in her drive way-shut the car off and as soon as get out i shut my door the battery blew up.. my guess is that it had a dry cell and over heated causing the plates to touch from low or no electrolite..
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[QUOTE=karfreek;4114459]Apples to oranges my friend, apples to oranges. In 34 years I have never had a battery explode, been left stranded, or lost an engine, and I've taken many over 150,000mi so I must be doing something right. There's lots of experience on this board, tap into it.
its more commen on vented batterys to explode than a completely sealed battery due to the vents allowing the electrolite to evaporate away....battery acid is mostly water as its base and goes away with heat and cooling cycles from charging and non charging states ..electrical flow = heat
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Sounds like a salesman to me lol. I turn the wrench on jobs that salesman sell, if I saw a battery service order come for a battery that is 36 months old I'd go talk to the customer and ask him why he wants a battery. If I'm told that the salesman told the customer it was out of warranty and recommends it I'd slap the salesman in the face lol.
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