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Unread 05-09-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hey there!
two weeks ago I wrote abut smelling and noticing bubbling in my battery area.But I thought it was because of too much amps from my stereo.Thats was fixed.Now I rode it today and started to smell plastic burning?I checked all my readings and all was good.Charging my batts now ,but wondering why it would smell like plastic was burning?Thanks BGW!
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Unread 05-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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because there's a plastic bag stuck on your exhaust system j/k...dunno really
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Unread 05-09-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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That was a good one ox!!

Hey rasta,
Didn't you say that your batteries are 4+ years old and are bulging on the sides?

I have a 36V with 5 year old batteries that are bulged and keep putting liquid on the top (even if its not charging).
From everything I have read it is just the age of the batteries and they are getting to an age that they need to be replaced.

last week I pulled all my bat's, cleaned everything up, sprayed everything down with anti-corrosion and reinstalled. I've actually noticed a smell that is kind of like plastic burning but clean (if that makes any sense) Not a strong smell but there. I'm sure it the bat's. My wires are all good and not hot after I run, but I know that I'm going to need bat's.

For now though the bat's are taking a charge and running a pretty impressive amount for their age, so I will keep using them until they die or I decide its time to retire them.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: smoke in my battery area

Like the old saying .....'where there is smoke, there's fire' Probabvly a bad or worn connection at the F&R? that is common.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 09:29 PM   #5
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Like the old saying .....'where there is smoke, there's fire' Probably a bad or worn connection at the F&R? that is common.
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Unread 05-10-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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ScottyB,I like your anwser better about a connection!LOL Rather buy a line then a battery!(batteries)
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Unread 05-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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Check the F&R.... Give it wiggle to check for arcing. Give an inspection if the contacts for signs of burning..... lastly check temps of wires and cables by hand....Now careful doing this that you don't get burnt....You have a real problem with this cart from the history posted here so far..... I wouldn't drive or charge much until someone can find it......there is a v. gd. mobile cart tech in your neighborhood A call to him might save some $ in the long run.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 04:56 PM   #8
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Thanks Scottyb!
I will look into that but I hope its not golf carts unlimited because I have tryed calling them twice and they never called me back after I talked to the secretary.
If you have that mobile techs number let me know! One more thing,How do I check the readings on the connections?(Fand R)

Thanks again!
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Unread 05-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #9
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Scotty,
what I meant was,what is normal tempon the wires? And where to place my meter.Thanks
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