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Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Bronson3, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Bronson3

    Bronson3 New Member

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    Alright, so I'm stuck at mission Australia right now, worrying about my poor baby (and her corroded terminals)

    I've been needing to change the battery terminal clamps for a while now, but I don't want to buy the wrong ones. I could probably just take a photo of mine, walk in, and guess which ones I need. But I don't want to mess around with this at all (haven't got money to be wasting... who has.)

    Would you guys happen to know a part number or serial or even a link to the type that I'll need for my VT? A link to supercheap would be great, or auto barn, repco, anything along those lines.

    Cheers,
    Bronson.
     
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    battery terminals for one of the most common aussie cars?

    just wander in and ask for them.
     
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    I literally did, and he's like "mmm not sure" so I walked out (this was last night 3 minutes before close) I didn't have time to even look at mine or anything haha
     
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    what kind of dolt can't answer that, lol.
     
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    haha, Pretty sure I can take a swing and get them myself, but I was just posting this thread for help incase I somehow have the wrong idea in my head on which ones to get.
    Pretty sure mine are something like this:
    Matson Battery Terminal - Stud, Positive, 1 Pack - Supercheap Auto Australia

    EDIT: Do I need a different one for the positive/ negative terminal? Or would they be the same (as i said, I'm stuck inside at the moment and can't really go look)
     
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    Mmmmmmmm, 3 minutes before close.
    I think that should tell you something.

    The Supercheap ones look fine to me.
     
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    Thanks for your help guys went in and just picked whatever I felt like haha hooked them up in a few minutes and the car even starts smoother hopefully the better connection without all the corrosion will maintain the battery charge also.

    My voltage sits at about 13.9 while idling/revving up to 1500rpm
    If I whip on my hazards, headlights, stereo and a/c it drops to about 13.4/5 is that alright?
     
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    sounds about right to me, people will shoot me down for this but I use motorbike chain oil to stop corrosion - works great, lol.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Sounds bout right
     
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    Another trick is sprinkle Bi-Carb Soda out of the wifes pantry all over the terminals, only a teaspoon or two is needed,put a small amount of Hot Water ( it wont hurt being hot compared to under bonnet temps) and watch all the blue /green fungus (acid) dissolve. Then spray with protectant,vasaline, chain oil as mpower uses :idea3:
    Don't forget to hose or flush all around the battery tray.
     
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    I'd never thought to bother cleaning the tray would that help in any way or just for looking sexy under the hood
     
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    As CONROD says this is just basic maint, cleaning, flushing the terminals and tray area are to remove the corrosive acid from the tray and frame (BECAUSE IT WILL CAUSE IT TO BE EATEN AWAY LIKE RUST), (yes it also looks clean and tidy)I use a protective spray or aluminox type product
     
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    So the battery acid corrosion spreads the same as rust would?
    So it would be in my best interest to clean it all 100%
     
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    should use vasoline
     
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    whatever you do I don't use that yellow crap that you buy - it doesn't even work.
     
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    petroleum jelly works too.
     
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    Fe + H2SO4 = FeSO4 + H2
    Iron + Sulphuric Acid= Ferrous Sulphate + Hydrogen
    Battery Tray + Battery Acid = Powdery Substance + Bubbles (and less battery tray).
     

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