What smells like rotten eggs?
when ignited ?
this morning i decided since i needed to run the genny for a few, that i would start her up and gather up all my stuff for the days running to town business
just as i touched the genny starter switch inside the coach i heard a BOOOOOOM and what sounded like a shotgun blast going off in the under belly basement. I threw open the door, expecting to see genny parts all over the drive and maybe a fire.
My wife was walking by the left hand aux battery door and about lept into next week as it went BOOM .
i imediatly noticed the stench of rotten eggs ( hydrogen sulfide ) and started looking around for a fire to accompany all the dense smoke and smell.
thankfully no fire , just tons of stinky air
so i opened up the genny battery box and tested it, all ok.
then i went around and opend up the left door and WOW, my battery cover was ajar and it had wet sticky burn your skin stuff all over it, so i cut the lid restrants off and opened it up
the battery had split at the top and and the vents were blown off.
i had been meaning to open them and check the fluids but i forgot anf had better things to do,
i guess htis battery was low on fluid and had sulfated and filled with gas as it was trying to get recharged.
315 buckaroos later and i replaced both with new gel cell sealed batteries, no water to boil out and lots more CCAs
moral of the story: dont let your procrastination blow up a battery
i am so thankful the doors were closed and my wife didnt get hit by hot acidy goo
i still have to finsh cleaning up the compartments and will post pics of the new batteries, its dark now and i just got em hooked up