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Unread 04-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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The guy I bought my new cart from said that when the water levels get low, to suck out all of the remaining water, then mix a solution of distiller water and Epsom salt and refill them to 1/4" below the bottom edge of the caps. Does this sound like it is good for the batteries? In my old cart, I would just top them off with distilled water every now and again.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Stick with the distilled water!!!

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The guy I bought my new cart from said that when the water levels get low, to suck out all of the remaining water, then mix a solution of distiller water and Epsom salt and refill them to 1/4" below the bottom edge of the caps.

Does this sound like it is good for the batteries? NO

In my old cart, I would just top them off with distilled water every now and again. YES

Let me know what you think.
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So you guys are saying do NOT use Epsom salt in the distiller water?
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So you guys are saying do NOT use Epsom salt in the distiller water?
Epsom salt MAY provide a little bit of extended life for a weak/old battery, but I would not use it as a matter of routine maintenance . . sucking out the "old" remaining water is also removing the acid electrolyte . . . the only thing that "evaporates" from a wet cell battery is the water, which is why one replenishes the "water" level of a battery . . .
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Ok thanks I appreciate the info!
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