Oops, 6v battery tipped in transit, is it still good?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Oops, 6v battery tipped in transit, is it still good?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Atchinson on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:08 pm:

So I got a new 6v battery from NAPA today. Placed it in a milk crate to prevent sliding and tipping over. Did fine until going down my driveway, where it tipped over. I talked to my neighbor for about 30 minutes, came back to find it leaked in my trunk. It doesn't look like it leaked a whole lot, but is the battery still good? Can I fix it?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:24 pm:

The battery isn't broken.

But you should really clean up the truck as that battery acid will ruin the metal. Scrub good, and rinse. Use a base cleaner to offset the acid residues.

If too much acid was lost, you can buy replacement acid packages at auto parts stores. Or take it back to NAPA and have them top it off.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:35 pm:

Pull up the carpet in your trunk and wash thoroughly! (Carpet and floor of trunk).

Finish washing with a strong baking soda solution (NaHCO3).

Don't do it and your trunk will be air conditioned, and not in a good way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Atchinson on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:55 pm:

Thanks for the responses guys. I'll check the battery in better light tomorrow, and I managed to save the floor, but the carpeting where it spilled got eaten away. Not a very big spot fortunately enough.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:36 am:

Clean it up, refill it, and charge it. Should be OK.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Gilham Bellflower Ca. on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 01:06 am:

Don't add water! Top it with battery acid.


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