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Old 01-14-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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aghhh battery broke

I just got a new battery and while adding the acid to the battery the plastic tube broke. So now 1 cell of the battery did not get acid added to it. Will it still work or is it toast?
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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use a straw if you have to, it will work as long as you do it quick. i wouldn't run it with a dry cell, will ruin the battery for sure, it will cause a dead cell.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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I may be way off here, but cant you add water if you have to?
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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yeah you can add water.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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personally I would use the straw method like suggested... rob a little out of each cell to make up the difference and top off with water. but I may be wrong.
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the acid will not hurt your skin unless you keep it on it... don't be too worried about it. Procured acid will eat though the plastic so you know this acid is not too hazardous.

now if you taste it, yet it will stinq like a mother and no matter how much you spit it out, it will fill ur mouth... so don't taste it, just poke a hole in the last chamber and let it drip in...
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Most of the time, those things have the cap that has a "point" with a hole in it... the thing you attach the filler tube to? Just use that to fill it up... unless I'm missing something here...
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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you have to add your own acid in bike batteries? i never knew that
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you have to add your own acid in bike batteries? i never knew that
hahaha fuking werd.... wtf? I rather buy a new battery than fukin around with acid.... unless it comes on paper.
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yeah you can add water.
must be distilled not just tap water or it will cause some nasty gunk inside the battery fyi
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hahaha fuking werd.... wtf? I rather buy a new battery than fukin around with acid.... unless it comes on paper.
lol or sum shrooms ................... but walmart caries batteries for like 20 bucks
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you can buy batteries pre-charged and filled; usually more pricey, only way that 600rrs come from my experience. All the uki's I've owned have received batteries from walmart. I keep my warranty receipt close at hand cuz my leds stay on when I park at night to prevent 'swerve parkers' those who like to swerve into a parking spot instead of pull in; when a curb is unavailable
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now if you taste it, yet it will stinq like a mother and no matter how much you spit it out, it will fill ur mouth... so don't taste it...
This wisdom come from personal experience?
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ya... some of our bmws have water ingress problems.

the trunk creates a vacuum while driving and water actually comes up through the center weld where the spare tires use to be. unfortunately, there is no a power module there and water will actually get a few inches deep there when it rains. sometimes during a dead battery condition, fluid will be found in the bottom of the battery box, on the r/s of the trunk.

I don't have acid/base paper strips so when necessary, I have done a finger tip to tongue taste. It stings, yet, but remember to use the top of the tongue, not tip and you will be better off...

I imagine if you taste too much you may need to take a second lunch...
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It was probaly bought dry and he had to do the initial fill.
If that's the case you need to add acid to activate the cell.

Once you've done the initial activation it's o.k. to use water, but not before.
You also don't want to add acid to a battery that has already been activated.

In any case, if you don't have enough acid to fill that last cell, bring the battery by and we'll top it off for you, no charge.
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