Originally Posted by mike.t
Calm down. I am not talking about replacing the water in a battery. Jeez 2 oz of mineral oil helps evap. it stays on the top of the water. Goggle it. Still talking about warm areas not freezing places.
Mike I would really like to see a link where this is recommended by a battery manufacturer. I can't imagine a scenario where this would not cause more harm than good.
Wherever oil touches the plates will prevent that area from participating in the exchange of electrons; permanently decreasing the capacity of the battery since there is no way to get the oil out once you put it in.
Totally not sure what Sulfuric Acid will do to the mineral oil or what chemical by products will be created in the reaction. Hydrogen gas could collect under the oil during the normal charge cycle and cause an explosion or fire when it build up enough pressure to "burp."
So let me know which manufacturer says this is a good idea... seriously.
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