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This going to sound like advertising, but is actual usage by me. The full name of the product is Therm Oil Battery De-Mister. On a 6 volt golf cart battery you remove about 4 oz of acid in each cell and replace with the oil.

Yup, I know! Snake oil! A friend of mine's battery lasted 11 years. So a year ago I got two new 6 volt batteries and did the deed. The result is they survived AZ summer with no apparent dameage. In that year I have added water one time and less than an oz per cell. No corrosion around the posts. This means I am happy with this snake oil.

Looking forward to thoughts of the crowd.


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I've emailed my snake; awaiting reply... Cool


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If you can get the Material Safety Data Sheets for this product, we can figure out what it is.
 
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Here is an opinion from sail boaters .

https://forums.sailboatowners....-or-snakeoil.149761/

Me , Don't think i would add it to my batteries . To each their own .

Bob


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The batteries on my boat have averaged about 6 years and I replace them without waiting for failure. They are kept on charge and usually if overnight on the hook the only load will be anchor light, water pump, radio and cabin lights.
Morning will see use of the genset to make coffee, cook and the batteries will be topped off then. Often the genny will be running for the A/C overnight so the real draw will be during the day on hook with little load, water pump, refer from the inverter. Usually water isn't needed to be topped off for the first 2 to 3 years and little added after that. My last set (7 years old) were changed when I was 71, not because they were failing but because I figured if they need to be replaced in 7 years it might be someone elses problem or I would take advantage of the need to use money from my RMD. The batteries are outboard of the two engines so not only do they have to be lifted in and out of the truck bed, they need to be wheeled down to and across the dock, carried up and down onto the deck but then exchanged into the bilge, lifted over the engines and connected. Originally this was a 6 pack project but now I can't accomplish it if even thinking about a full 6 pack. Makes me glad I don't have the bigger batteries that would be in a diesel boat, maybe not, on second thought I wouldn't give a second thought to changing them myself. I don't think anyone has really gotten a hernia writing a check!


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Originally posted by ccctimtation:
The batteries on my boat have averaged about 6 years and I replace them without waiting for failure. They are kept on charge and usually if overnight on the hook the only load will be anchor light, water pump, radio and cabin lights.
Morning will see use of the genset to make coffee, cook and the batteries will be topped off then. Often the genny will be running for the A/C overnight so the real draw will be during the day on hook with little load, water pump, refer from the inverter. Usually water isn't needed to be topped off for the first 2 to 3 years and little added after that. My last set (7 years old) were changed when I was 71, not because they were failing but because I figured if they need to be replaced in 7 years it might be someone elses problem or I would take advantage of the need to use money from my RMD. The batteries are outboard of the two engines so not only do they have to be lifted in and out of the truck bed, they need to be wheeled down to and across the dock, carried up and down onto the deck but then exchanged into the bilge, lifted over the engines and connected. Originally this was a 6 pack project but now I can't accomplish it if even thinking about a full 6 pack. Makes me glad I don't have the bigger batteries that would be in a diesel boat, maybe not, on second thought I wouldn't give a second thought to changing them myself. I don't think anyone has really gotten a hernia writing a check!


RMD Confused maybe something to do with retirement?

Jim


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I had 4 Optimas last for over 10 years. Didn't do anything to them except the Progressive Dynamics Charger, Intellicharger, and a battery separator system.

Jim


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RMD Confused maybe something to do with retirement?

Jim

Jim, based on addressing a forum of a certain age I didn't identify that old folks goal from an IRA, the required min. distribution,RMD.


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RMD, is a good example of Spelling out exactly what you are saying. I did not know RMD was either and assumed it was the Registered Marijuana Dispensary. This because California is now legal for Recreational Marijuana.
It is a good idea to keep in mind, you are speaking to our nearly four thousand members. We also get a few hundred visitors every day.
Think about the possibilities if Gary Carter would have used BO for his topic. Hide
Spell your thoughts out so every member can be on the same page as you. On the other hand, some things will always end up as alternative facts.



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I have heard of oil being used in battery cells but only in large stationary batteries. Apparently it reduced evaporation of water from the cells. As we have seen, with today's high class battery chargers there is little evaporation anyway so that is a moot point.

OTH, in a vehicle battery that sloshes around on the road it would seem that you might get oil on the battery plates. This would not be good, the oil would isolate the plate from the electrolyte and reduce the effective surface area of the plates.

In addition each cell is now 4 ounces short of electrolyte. This would have to reduce cell capacity. hmm

I would not use it in mobile batteries myself.


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I had 4 Optimas last for over 10 years. Didn't do anything to them except the Progressive Dynamics Charger, Intellicharger, and a battery separator system.

Jim

Buick or Kia or 2 of each, or did you mean Duracell battery
 
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Smiler ROTFLMAO Cool nono wack Deadhorse Superman


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