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newcbguy

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ever reuse battery acid?
« on: November 07, 2007, 12:08:01 PM »
I was in the local wally world last night looking for some battery acid they didnt carry, and one of the employees suggested i pour some out of an old car battery into my brand new one. Is this guy brilliant ,or another example of walmarts quality employees? I must admit I chuckled to myself after walking away from that one! :D

Offline mkramer1121

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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 12:16:01 PM »
No...Its won't be the same density it once was, and I wouldn't trust it.

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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 01:02:00 PM »
Dumb idea.  Acid is Soooooo cheap, it doesn't make sense ruining a new battery with old acid.  Plus, once you pour that acid out of the other battery, IT will be junk too.  New battery--new acid.

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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 01:41:08 PM »
Do not do that. Ever. New acid is new acid. It is pure with no contamination. It's all about specific gravity and ph. Unless you just like buying new batteries.

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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 01:46:54 PM »
Not a good Idea. The acid H2SO4 reacts with the lead(Pb) in the battery and forms H2+PbSO4. The accid in a used battery will never have the same molatity and Ph value.

Buy a new bottle.



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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 02:26:27 PM »
That's like replacing the oil filter on your car/bike but putting the old oil back in...
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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 03:45:30 PM »
Pony up the cash ($62) for a sealed AGM battery  and never have to worry about acid or such things again - drop in and go....now running for a full year here in Mass and no problems - was so good I bought a second one for my other CB750.

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Re: ever reuse battery acid?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 06:14:53 PM »
I second the AGM style. Excellent performance.

 

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