Not the battery

flyerdan

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The top of that battery terminal shows a black, almost epoxy-like corrosion that forms on leaking posts; if you didn't scrape it off to shiny lead where the clamp goes around you'll soon have the same problem. If you do change batteries, I'd think about going to a side post rather than the top post models,if you have clearance on the side. I haven't seen near the leakage/corrosion issues on side posts; I'd be interested in hearing other peoples experiences with them.
 

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Old time mechanics favored 'petroleum jelly' which is also known as vasoline to coat and smear on battery posts.
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Did mine today too...

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If you are going to try to keep that leaking battery for a while consider putting some baking soda around it to help protect the metal from any acid leak. It can cause damage in a hurry.
 
  
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Did mine today too... <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/files/bobcat-tractors/444405-not-battery-img_20151018_184020-593x800-jpg"/>

Yep, mine was maybe a little worse, but not much. That's the cheapest battery connector I've ever seen.
 
  
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If you are going to try to keep that leaking battery for a while consider putting some baking soda around it to help protect the metal from any acid leak. It can cause damage in a hurry.

I'll put some around it. (Lots if it) next week, when I'm back up there. I moved a fair amount of gravel with the tractor on Saturday, but didn't get it done. With the drought we've had since 8/1, I haven't really needed to do much mowing. Fall food plots never came up. Not as much to do as earlier with all the rain.
 

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I haven't seen near the leakage/corrosion issues on side posts; I'd be interested in hearing other peoples experiences with them.


I had one in my truck that disintegrated from the inside. Couldn’t tell anything was wrong, then one evening it wouldn’t start at the bank. I grabbed the positive cable to check if it was loose, and the whole thing pulled out of the battery in my hand. At least when a top post battery is leaking, you can tell.
 
 
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