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Unread 09-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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I just picked up an absolutely MINT 2004 48V Precedent from an estate sale...got it for next to nothing BUT the cart's batteries have not been maintained other than water. The fellow who owned it was elderly and used it about twice a month to drive around his property to pick up twigs, etc. He only charged it periodically. Needless to say it didn't get much use at all, which in my opinion isn't a good thing. The batteries are dated 1/2006 so I'm pretty much assuming they're toast. The cart takes a charge but doesn't last very long at all and hills just kill it. After I took it for a quick run, the batteries were bubbling and you could smell it outgassing (strong). Cables were hot to the touch. All lugs are very clean & tight with no corrosion. This is a sign of batteries that are shot, right? Remember, the previous owner NEVER charged these batteries except for maybe once every other month or so. Will running this cart on old batteries ruin anything else? I plan on getting a new set by the end of Sept. Thanks for any input!
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Unread 09-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, new batteries required!! Good luck with your new cart, the Precedent is a great and reliable cart
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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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I don't have my DM with me where the cart is. The boiling batteries are really what concerned me the most though. Generally speaking , what is that a sign of? I was trying to get the cart up a rather long hill, maybe 600 feet long, and that's when it slowed to a crawl, nearly stopped, but I got to the top. After that, the batteries were boiling.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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I don't have my DM with me where the cart is. The boiling batteries are really what concerned me the most though. Generally speaking , what is that a sign of? I was trying to get the cart up a rather long hill, maybe 600 feet long, and that's when it slowed to a crawl, nearly stopped, but I got to the top. After that, the batteries were boiling.
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its a sign the batteries are done and time to be retired.............................
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Thanks guys-yea, you've just confirmed my fears. I actually got this cart for 300.00 so I'm not hurting The cart is in incredible condition..I'll be sure & post pix! Thanks again for the advice!
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since you got such a deal you might want to think about going back to the 8 volt battery setup you,ll be much happier in the end..........................
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since you got such a deal you might want to think about going back to the 8 volt battery setup you,ll be much happier in the end..........................
Is that very involved to do?
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Is that very involved to do?
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Unless you do the self modification which is in the sticky's, you will spend around $1,100 for new batteries and the new bucket kit. Thats what it would have cost me and for my cart usage it didn't make sense to me to do the conversion but it may for you.
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Is it true that you can expect only 3 years or so from the 4-12V's???!? That seems crazy, being that I'm fanatical about maintenance.
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Is it true that you can expect only 3 years or so from the 4-12V's???!? That seems crazy, being that I'm fanatical about maintenance.
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yeah thats the average 3 to 4 years, some people get a few more years but if you buy good 8 volt batteries and you take good care of them theres no reason you can,t get 8 or 10 years out of them.................................
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