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Old 06-26-2008, 11:59 AM
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I had a fishing friend stop at the shop this morning. Looking over my EV he asked how the batteries were holding up.
I told him I was thinking of trying some Wal-Mart batteries soon.
He said he had had very good luck with their deep cycle batteries and that warranty was not a problem.
He also told me of an older fisherman that has used the same deep cycle batteries for over 5 years. He atributed the long use, to putting an aspirin in each cell, every spring.
Anyone ever heard of this??

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:51 PM
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I did hear of that a while back when I was learning about batteries but never tested it . J.W.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:19 PM
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I am testing it in a lesser of one of my batteries. So far no change either way.
Probably not much different that the old VX-6 or whatever, we used to try on car batteries back in the '50s.
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I have been having a little luck with a desulfater I got from eBay . The oldest battery I restored so far is a motorcycle battery . Probably bought it in 1998 or 1999 . The tags expired in Oct. 2000 and I'm sure it was not new then . J.W.
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Hi All;
I used that trick many years ago, got it from an old Farmer-mechanic, and it worked for me, but for now because of what I paid for my 6 Volt batteries, I am Not going to use it for now, IF I get alot of failures or IF interstate won't keep up their warrantty, then I would re-consider....
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:21 AM
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I guess that it is like the snake oil cures they sell.....it is not helping or hurting the battery, I am testing them in.

So much for "tips"....
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I just started to restore an old lawn mower battery I have that I forgot about . It's up to about 1225 already . J.W.
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we used to try on car batteries back in the '50s.
The only thing I was trying in the 50s was crying and trying to walk ! LOL!! I was hatched late in 55 J.W.
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