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Geaux 02-05-2013 02:17 PM

Battery Water
 
Is it ok to put mineraloil in your battery,I was reading about this, could not find any info from a good source where it was benefical ...or safe, maybe just another{ well let me tell you story}.

Broadway Joe 02-05-2013 02:29 PM

You should not put anything except distilled water in your battery.Mineral oil will quickly coat the plates inside and render the battery useless.

Herk7769 02-05-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Geaux (Post 301871)
Is it ok to put mineraloil in your battery,I was reading about this, could not find any info from a good source where it was benefical ...or safe, maybe just another{ well let me tell you story}.

Times 2 - ONLY distilled water in the battery. Any Wal-Mart or food store will carry DISTILLED WATER. It will say so right on the label.

NOT the same as SPRING WATER - this will ruin your battery.

RoadTrip 02-05-2013 02:43 PM

x3

Wiscampsin 02-05-2013 02:52 PM

Why would you want to put mineral oil into your battery????

Pipeman 02-05-2013 02:53 PM

x4

amxpress 02-05-2013 02:58 PM

Adding mineral oil is an old wive's tale. Rumor has it that it prevents the electrolyte from freezing, which if it did, would render the battery useless. It might have been used in the olden days before today's technology, you know like 50 years ago.
As already mentioned, don't add ANYTHING to your battery except distilled water.

Herk7769 02-05-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Wiscampsin (Post 301886)
Why would you want to put mineral oil into your battery????

I had to go back and re-read that!

:eek: I don't even know how to address that other than to say WHAT?

Herk7769 02-05-2013 03:34 PM

OK, here is what I found.

This is an ad from Europe for an oil type additive (NOT PURE MINERAL OIL).

Thermoil.com - How to Treat Yours

I would NEVER use something like this in my batteries without someone whose opinion I trust implicitly saying the risk is worth the reward.

All other references I found to "mineral oil" trace back to this ad.

mwebber78 02-05-2013 06:46 PM

Under a trickle charge the batteries won't freeze - otherwise your car would be dead in a few days during winter.

I leave mine on a trickle charge and they stay outside in the coach. Distilled water only, I check them twice a year.


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