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Unread 04-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #11
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Got it running. Light rear end noise. the rear end was full but oil smelled burnt a little. Should look for used one, add any different oil etc?

Need to fix key switch have to mess with to get on. I wonder if really needed all new batteries, not being used to golf carts, we were told they didnt make it thru winter, but all had just over 6 volts on them but the one with an open cell. Maybe only needed one, but think they were over 4 years old anyway. But they are all new now.

Next fix key switch, decide on rear end, redo seats, little bondo then paint. I greased front end and repacked bearings too today. Oh and buy/add a voltage gauge right away to keep track of break in period better.

Will the EZGo 36 volt knob charger shut off after full? I plugged it in on the new batteries and it was charging showing high amps on the gauge then over only about 1+ hour it went down till was at 0 and shut off. Batteries were 6.5 volts or so before charging I think (if remember right cause checked the other day)
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Unread 04-13-2014, 03:44 PM   #12
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good start .. i use 90w gear oil .. fill it up and see if noise is still there .. i did a cargo box on mine today
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Unread 04-13-2014, 03:45 PM   #13
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Will the EZGo 36 volt knob charger shut off after full? I plugged it in on the new batteries and it was charging showing high amps on the gauge then over only about 1+ hour it went down till was at 0 and shut off. Batteries were 6.5 volts or so before charging I think (if remember right cause checked the other day)
if it was not run much then that charge cycle seems correct ..
here is JohnnieB chart i use

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Unread 04-13-2014, 05:04 PM   #14
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Tested it some around the yard, its at 38 volts right now after testing.

90w wont add any extra resistance in the rear putting extra strain on the motor or anything? The noise isn't loud but I want it to last for her. Thought about adding Lucas to it but wasn't sure if too thick, but guess isn't if you use 90w. Right now I filled it back with SEA 30W before took it off jack stands earlier. But almost added the Lucas additive to it.

Nice cargo box, probably be useful, not much room in back without one. Whoever added the one on this we got has it leaning downwards on the rear, I might make some spacers or make new legs for it. Sides aren't really that high on this one either. Did you add the tail lights?

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Unread 04-13-2014, 06:52 PM   #15
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yep those are LED tail lights

most cargo beds have a rear tilt to drain water

i know service manual calls for 30w oil , i just like the 90w in mine , never had a problem with it yet
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Unread 04-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #16
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90w will help with noise. If its only "a little" noise, dont go buy a used one. Many used clubcars have noisey axles, and theres a fair chance you would get an even louder one.
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90w will help with noise. If its only "a little" noise, dont go buy a used one. Many used clubcars have noisey axles, and theres a fair chance you would get an even louder one.

ok, its not loud to me.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #18
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Today was the second charge (first was after got new batteries and installed them) started charge at 75% SOC. After a couple hours I could really smell the batteries around the cart (heard sizzle in the batteries but figured ok, just worried about the smell?) I checked the voltage with charger on it was 45 volts, after unplugged it batteries showed 41 volts, a few minutes later just now were dropped to 39.6 volts. Will check again in a bit to see where at.

Is this normal? Want to make sure doesnt overcharge them. Might ask why they gave us an EZGo charger and where is the Club Car accu-charger is is supposed to have with it. Cause that is an auto charger. This EzGo has a knob on it and it didnt move one bit after a few hours so not sure what it does. On the first charge it shut off on its own. This time not sure if it would have or not? The amperage gauge on the charger started high and had worked its way down towards the low end by the time I was worried and unplugged it for now.

Also are the batteries to be filled with distilled water the edge of the bottom of the fill tubes or just below it? Some are real close to touching the bottom of the fill tube and at least one has like a 1/4 to 3/8" (guessing) from the bottom of the tube.


Also is it better on the batteries to have reverse as 36 volt so you are not wearing on 3 batteries more than the other 3?

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yes bubbling and smell are normal .. check and fill batteries (DISTILLED WATER ONLY !!!) after charging ...mine will charge to 44.6v then shut off and then settle to 38.3v after 12hrs .. soo get a reading at 12hrs after shut off and we will see where you are at

18v vs 36v is a hot debate .. but ... you do not go backward very far so it won't hurt batteries ... most use the 36v reverse for the power ..like in grass or god forbid MUD
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Unread 04-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #20
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How long after charge before you should wait to use it?

Guess I unplugged it a little too soon then.

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