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Old 11-27-2017, 07:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's a reason why I prefer to disconnect jumper cables only when one of the vehicles had already been shut-off. And actually I prefer to avoid resorting to jumper cables anyway.

This is the reason that the last connection you make is done at a ground point away from the battery. When you disconnect that is the same connection you remove first.

The cars being turned off doesn't really help you, you can still get a spark.

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Old 11-27-2017, 06:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How quickly do your battery terminals corrode? I disconnected the negative terminal yesterday and found enough to clean it again. I just cleaned it six weeks ago.
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Weren't side-mount battery terminals supposed to eliminate this problem? Gas-tight electrical connections are a known technology.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Apparently, they are unknown to Costco.
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Apparently, they are unknown to Costco.
side posts? I bought a side post costco battery just a month ago...
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Are you calling me a liar?!

Costco sells Interstate batteries and neither Interstate's page for Costco nor Interstate's main battery finder work for my car, but I found this picture, which TinEye dates to at least May of this year:



It shows a few batteries with side posts. It also shows some with a red tab where the positive post is supposed to be. What is the go with those?
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It also shows some with a red tab where the negative post is supposed to be. What is the go with those?
Hard to tell from the picture, but batteries I've bought recently have little plastic caps over the posts. Red on the positive, black on negative, though.
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Are you calling me a liar?!
Spoilin' for a ruckus, huh?

I'd interpret it as Costco being reliably inconsistent.
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Hard to tell from the picture, but batteries I've bought recently have little plastic caps over the posts. Red on the positive, black on negative, though.
Fixed. You are one step closer to fixing the Internet!



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Spoilin' for a ruckus, huh?
Oh, it's not the first time I spoiled for a ruckus, and it won't be the last. What can I say? I'm a rebel.

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I'd interpret it as Costco being reliably inconsistent.
I imagine it depends on the application.

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