Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Albany~town, Oregon
I know this has been discussed to death but...
Hi gang, this isn't on 'Black Betty' my '78 CJ5 but it is of an electrical nature so I'm hoping it crosses (the folks here are so helpful and knowledgable)
I've got a dual battery setup that's worked fine in 'Easy Bake' my '81 Ford panel van and neglectful of battery maintenance I let enough water gas out of the secondary battery to expose the plates (this battery was 11 years old) so I went down to Costco to get another Johnson Controls manufactured battery that I've had such good luck with over the years. I put it in the primary position and post charging did my dialy commute to work (11 miles one way) no problems even when returning home but overnight it seems the thing discharged at a fantastic rate. Firing up the alternator belts (2) squealed and I saw the ammeter jump far beyond where it normally rests. In recent days I've taken to removing the negative battery cable each time I park it and charge it each night. Could this be a defective battery? Any insights would be great as I'm still working 7 days a week and have little time for automotive repairs.
Thanks and a lift of the lynch lid.
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