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Monday, July 11, 2016
a very bad battery indeed...
Just as I suspected...there is a dud in the mix. I had a feeling it was this battery because it had gotten a little low on water a couple of months ago - I topped it off and it seemed to be OK for awhile but I reckon the damage was done. Unlike the other 3 batteries it was also bubbling away and warm to the touch - NOT a good sign. The others all checked out at 12.7 volts. Lost this one after only two and a half years of service. This particular battery model (Duralast/Marine 29DP-DL) has gotten some bad reviews but I thought I would try them anyway. Could very well be that I lost this one only due to carelessness. I will buy one more of these (on sale for $120 at AutoZone) but if I get another dud in the next year I will go a different route. Not a great idea to add a new battery to a 2 1/2 year old bank but I will give it a shot. Until the next battery bites the dust, I will check the water levels monthly from now on instead of every 6 months. (FYI - I got almost 6 years out of my first set of golf cart batteries.) 99,106,82,0,B