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spookiestylez 
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Posted: July 15, 2006 at 11:30 PM / IP Logged  
friends shouldnt let friends install, just techs
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Posted: July 16, 2006 at 8:25 PM / IP Logged  
well after paying $160 for a battery i wasnt about to pay someone to install it. i guess thats just my stupidity.
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Posted: July 17, 2006 at 11:23 AM / IP Logged  
It's threads like this that make me cringe cringe cringe... then double, triple, quadruple check my work. Thats just crazy. And about the battery explosion... Yeah, they explode. Not from the battery heating up. But, because the battery gives off hydrogen (or some explosive gas) and the spark caused by the arcing ignites the gas which expands in the battery. Yikes.
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cleophus 
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Posted: July 18, 2006 at 3:51 AM / IP Logged  

1965 Buick Skylark,after 20 years the insulation on the positive battery wire finally wore thru on the suspension idler arm.Boom and the power was gone on the freeway.I pulled over ,cracked the hood and saw nothing but 2 battery posts and dripping acid.The battery vapourized.

smurphalurph 
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Posted: July 18, 2006 at 4:31 AM / IP Logged  
well this all sounds to me like i got off lucky. well my friends got off lucky cause if THAT wouldve happened. i sure would have made them pay. Or take it out of their vehicles.
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Melted Fabric 
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Posted: July 18, 2006 at 10:43 AM / IP Logged  
cleophus wrote:
1965 Buick Skylark,after 20 years the insulation on the positive battery wire finally wore thru on the suspension idler arm.Boom and the power was gone on the freeway.I pulled over ,cracked the hood and saw nothing but 2 battery posts and dripping acid.The battery vapourized.
LOL, that is crazy. I should have been dead long ago. I never knew about these things until a few years ago.
It will be one of the first things I teach my son and daughter when they start to work on cars at the tender age of 6
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