Car Battery question

elmo

Car Battery question

by elmo » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 02:41:14

I have a Kirkland (Costco) battery which has a lid that covers about 8
holes, am I suppose to put distilled water in them when the liquid inside
gets low?  I cant see any liquid inside, the battery is about 2 years old.

thanks

Daniel J. Ster

Car Battery question

by Daniel J. Ster » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 02:54:21


> I have a Kirkland (Costco) battery which has a lid that covers about 8
> holes, am I suppose to put distilled water in them when the liquid
> inside gets low?

Yes. The correct water is distilled water, and the correct level is such
that the water "puckers" at the bottom of each hole.

DS

Lon Stowel

Car Battery question

by Lon Stowel » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 04:34:32

Approximately 9/2/03 10:41, elmo uttered for posterity:

  Use a flashlight.  There is normally some sort of lip, pointer,
  etc. that indicates proper fluid level.  Use only distilled
  water.  If it is down too far, put in a bit of water, then
  put the cap back and start the engine and run for several
  minutes, then turn it off and add more water.

  If the water is really down, your charging system may be
  overdoing it a bit unless you live somewhere like Utah, Arizona,
  Nevada, etc.