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bilhickok
Two Feathers

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2008 :  03:47:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi. anybody been noticing that the water in their batteries is boiling out over time from using a battery tender? Damned if u do, damned if u don't..............

Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7228 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2008 :  09:58:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, haven't noticed that. Sounds like the Battery tender is not working properly. We have quite a few here and they definately have saved us some batteries over the years.

Are you using the Battery Tender (TM) or the general term to describe a brand X trickle charger?

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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Cobrabill
Talking Dog

Aruba
3129 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2008 :  12:24:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Phil said.I have tenders(not Chicken) on my Harley & Race car.No issues.Both my tenders are from Interstate.

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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
4834 Posts

Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  7:27:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is an old thread that I'm reviving.

I've owned a Deltran Battery Tender Plus for over 4 years. It was being used exclusively to keep my Sears Die Hard (gold) alive while working on my "forever" TA project. During that 4 year period, the battery showed "green" meaning fully charged. From time to time we'd lose power to the house, like we did this past hurricane season. We had no electric for 6 days. When the service returned to the neighborhood, the Battery Tender Plus started up once again. It first displayed a red light but then turned green.

The only "problem" I had is recent and wasn't with the Battery Tender Plus, but the battery itself. After 4 years of constant trickle to keep it alive, the battery finally died. A car battery can last only so long no matter what you do to keep it going.

My future plan is to purchase another Deltran Battery Tender Plus when I'm able to keep the TA and the Vette side by side in my garage.

"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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400 bored +.030, forged TRW pistons, ported 62 heads, Hedman headers, 2.5 SS dual exhaust X Pypes, Comp 276AH10 cam, Scorpion 1.65 RR, 850 Q-jet, stock intake & tuned HEI; original owner.
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7228 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2017 :  8:26:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vette? I thought you got rid of that menace...I mean I thought you found a nice home for it.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
4834 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2017 :  8:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My former C3 Vette is in the hands of Cortcomp's dad. The C5 Vette is the car I speak of. It's a beauty. Millennium yellow with black interior and 6 speed. Still all stock. It's a beauty and will hopefully spend garage space with the TA, which is my first love.

"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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400 bored +.030, forged TRW pistons, ported 62 heads, Hedman headers, 2.5 SS dual exhaust X Pypes, Comp 276AH10 cam, Scorpion 1.65 RR, 850 Q-jet, stock intake & tuned HEI; original owner.
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Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3415 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2017 :  10:26:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH SNAP!


Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.
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Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3415 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2017 :  11:06:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With a fully charged battery, I just disconnect the battery and make sure it's clean. Then apply a trickle charge in the spring. I can't remember the last time I replaced a battery. Maybe one in the truck 5 years ago.
Even if the old clock does not work it may still be drawing current. Radio memories or a shakie diode in the altinator can kill a state of charge.
Voltage will leak to ground if the battery is dirty, damp or dusty.
I don't leave any battery's on charge indefinitely. Electric drill, shaver, phone or laptop. JMO.


Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.
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Admin
Ye Olde Webmaster

850 Posts

Posted - 19 Nov 2017 :  7:27:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phil and Mark--Here is a photo of my Corvette (LS1 6 speed stick). This will (hopefully) sit next to the TA in the garage one day.


"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7228 Posts

Posted - 20 Nov 2017 :  12:07:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That thing sure looks clean. Nice color too.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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