Tip & How-To about Isuzu i-Series
This concerns any maintenance type battery.
What I mean is if you can pop a top/cap off a cell on your battery then my fix may just work for you and save you some of that hard earned cash.
If your battery has at least one bad or weak cell this is worth a try.
I test my battery cells with a battery charger on high.
with the cell caps off so you can look down inside the cells like you were checking the water level watch for bubbling to occur in each cell after the charger has been on it for a couple of hours.
If you see several cells bubbling but one is not or any others are not then this trick applies to you.
Go to the fridge and grab the lemon juice. If you don't have any you will need some but before you go I must warn you that I have only rejuvenated 4 battery's out of 20 tried.
Now you might say that isn't the best of records however how much is 4 time the cost of your new battery?
I'm a skinflint from way back when dirt was first an idea and I enjoy spending my money on other things then frivolous items like replacing car parts.
Once you have the lemon juice take 3-4 cap fulls and pour it into the cells that are not bubbling.
There is something about the citrus acid that works on a bad or weak cell.
Keep the battery charger on over night and then check to see if you got lucky. I allow it to sit another 24 hours after the charge and without the charger on it and then test the battery with a meter. If it shows 12 volts then even if you didn't see active bubbles you may have still fixed it enough to start your vehicle.
I thought of this because I have one sitting right here and it is the 4th one I fixed. So rather you get lucky this time don't be afraid to try it on the next one that goes bad. You will get lucky one of these times and you will be sitting at the movies with you mate thinking thanks Raz for the battery trick, While your necking away in bliss not paying a bit of attention to the movie.
Good Luck, The Raz Shack
Posted by Raz Mataz on
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