Why do people needlessly idle ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by bzinger, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    What would you have done within 2 months of buying brand new batteries that would have prevented one with an internal manufacturing defect from causing a no-crank situation when you hit the key? I'm all ears! If you've got some hot tip for preventive maintenance that guarantees a NEW battery won't suddenly die, please share with the rest of us!

    In case you were wondering, volt meter was showing 14 when I shut down. Temps were in the mid 60's. It hadn't sat more than an hour before attempting to refire.

    So what would YOU have done differently?
     
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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Grow up those of you that want to argue ...it's a forum and not everyone is gona agree with you .
     
  4. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    You're implying that you "take care of your batteries"...so I'm just curious exactly what that entails?
     
  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I keep em clean sir , terminals clean and use dielectric grease .
     
  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    And keep em secured from rattling around .
     
  7. PackRatTDI

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    I use Topo.Chico mineral water to clean battery terminals. It's high carbonation level makes it ideal for that. Plus unlike soda, doesn't make a sticky mess.
     
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  8. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Doesn't mean they won't quit on you. 1 bad cell in 1 battery is all it takes for it to not crank.
     
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Heat, corrosion and vibration are the biggest killers of a battery.
     
  10. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    Nothing you can do to prevent a manufacturing defect. However, it should be a rare event and also I suspect that it would show up sooner rather than later, as in your case.
     
  11. G13Tomcat

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    Thanks for that, man. Glad SOMEBODY gets it! Ya know the drill,huh?!?
     
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