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Old 12-10-2009, 09:08 AM   #119 (permalink)
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I reinstalled the battery last night as the wife needs it for work today. The desulfator is still on it and chugging away. I got done installing it at roughly 7:30pm last night and the voltage was at 12.2V (I don't think I got it fully charged though). As of this morning at ~7:30am, the voltage was still at 12.2V. We'll see if things improve with the car charging it and the desulfator on it. If not, it looks like I will try to find a way to discharge the battery while its still in the car so I don't need to go through the hassle of removing it over and over. Its still all very preliminary, but it appears the deep discharge may have helped.

I don't think any benefit has come from the desulfator, they usually take a while to do their work. However, with the battery voltage as low as it was for as long as it was, I'm guessing the desulfator will eventually help.
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