How Long Can I Go On Stinking Batteries?

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  1. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Went to the TA to take a pee, and while I was there, they changed my batteries.
     
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  3. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Eggs. They not just for breakfast anymore.
     
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  4. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    You don't need no stinking batteries.
     
  5. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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  6. Colt6920

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    Hydrogen sulfide, but yes, it can cause a kaboom. Toxic, flammable, and smells like ### to boot.
     
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  7. WristStrong

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    I smelt mine and knew it was the battery, but they're under six difficult bolts, so I kept going, about a week later I got to a terminal and one of them had about a six inch circle of side blown out. worked fine, and never dropped too low to start, but my throat really hurt for a week after. i used to burn a lot of holes in my clothes with sulfuric acid, so I wont be inspecting my lungs any time soon.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Dude. Just go get it taken care of, and don't fool with it. They are really easy to swap if the place is busy. Just get 4, and replace them all.
     
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  9. Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Heavy Load Member

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    Are you absolutely, positively, certain that it's the batteries that stink and not the driver?
    I used to team drive with my ex wife; she refused to shower, said we had to keep running.
    Gawd that woman smelled like a barn animal.
    I'm certain that she fouled up more than one engine with all that body odor.
     
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  10. driverdriver

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    I think Interstate Batteries makes house calls.
     
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