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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 22:53:27 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Battery terminals corroding

Ben wrote: > On my 99 9-3 the battery terminals are always making a foam like > mushroom that is really corrosive. > > I had the positive cable replaced once by the dealer, who said that this > was a problem with the 99 9-3s, but now its doing it again, right before > winter. > > Any clue what can cause this? If the battery cables get corroded, then > the startup power draw will kill them and the car will not start in the > coldest days of the winter. Grease the battery terminals thoroughly - that will stop the electrolytic corrosion. Use whatever grease you have handy, but not copper or graphite filled grease. I use moly grease for most things. -- Grunff

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