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INOX in new Jimny Lead-Acid Battery (JIS). It works!

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28 Apr 2019 20:19 #206869 by Soeley
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Why do you need to check/charge the battery on a new car so often? Are you just doing lots of short stop start journeys and the battery isn't getting chance to charge up on a long run?

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28 Apr 2019 20:40 #206873 by Soeley
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What a bout a battery tender then? Just keeps it on trickle charge and maintains the battery.

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29 Apr 2019 14:54 #206903 by Gadget
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Is the battery not sealed? I've not checked, just assumed it would be. I'd be very surprised if the battery in a new car needs frequent charging. 90% of my journeys are a 2 mile trip to the station and back each day and I've never had a problem with battery drain, even on 10 year old cars in the depth of winter

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29 Apr 2019 15:33 - 29 Apr 2019 15:38 #206908 by mlines
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Its been years since I have seen a battery that is not sealed for life (including my Gen 3 Jimnys), Therefore I took a quick look at the underbonnet photos of the Gen 4 I test drove and yes it has an old style battery. They really have taken the retro look to heart with this one!


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29 Apr 2019 15:38 - 29 Apr 2019 15:39 #206909 by mlines
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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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11 May 2019 11:43 #207720 by facade
Let us know how it goes.

I remember in The Olden Days motor factors sold tubes of "de-sulphation tablets" that never worked, but that was most likely because the problem wasn't sulphation, but shedding of active material and disintergration of the plates.

The internet consensus seems to be adding saturated epsom salt solution (magnesium sulphate) and trickle charging will remove existing sulphation, but I've not found the chemistry behind it. The best way to prevent sulphation is to keep the battery charged.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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12 May 2019 06:39 #207747 by Lambert
What is making you think the battery is getting beyond it's service life? It is a new car and even a new model of that car, its not really likely that they have found an old battery in the corner of an outbuilding and thought it will do. Most factory batteries are good for 5 or 6 years minimum service even with limited mileage.

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