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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Batteries always we on top

I have a clubcar DS. 2 of my 4 batteries are always wet on top. I have disonected all of the cables, cleaned the batteries, checked the water level and just sitting there it always seems to vent acid/water out of the top. Please help it is making a mess out of the frame and my garage floor. Thanks
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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Batteries always we on top

It is possible the batteries are over filled.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Batteries always we on top

check the vent caps. they could be clogged or have flashing left over from manufacturing. they could also just be a piss-poor design. are the batteries overfilled?

could also try aftermarket vent caps. ie: flowsystems
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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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No, I just went out and double checked, they are all about 1/2" above the plates. They dont seem to leek out until i put the caps on. Also when i have all of the batteries hooked up I can hear them bouble.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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bubbling without charging or when charger hooked up ?

I would swap caps with a battery that is not wet or leaking and see if anything changes if the other one is getting wet then caps are bad, if nothing changes then there may be a leak at the top of the batteries
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #6
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1/2 inch above plates is a bit much 1/4 inch or 1/8 of an inch......get a turkey baster and take some water out and see if that cures it.......just don,t use the turkey baster this thanksgiving...............lol..............
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks, I went out and took the caps off and put them in some strong outdoor bleach, i will let them soak for a couple of hours and then will rinse them good. I am a little confused about the 1/4" above the plates, I use to work for Interstate Batteries and I was told to fill them up after a good charge to the bottom of the fill hole.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:18 PM   #8
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That's okay for a manlift but, an off road cart might need a little more leeway. As long as the plates are covered you have enough water. Of course if they are all filled to the same level and only two leak I would try the cap swap test
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