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06-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By Traveling Man

It is a myth that storing batteries on a concrete...

It is a myth that storing batteries on a concrete floor accelerates discharge. You can store them virtually anywhere and they will discharge over time. In order to preserve them the most efficient...
12-24-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Traveling Man

If you have a multimeter, measure the voltage at...

If you have a multimeter, measure the voltage at both batteries. Corroded terminals could cause one of the batteries to charge at a different rate then the other. Also batteries internal resistance...
12-24-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Traveling Man

15% over battery voltage is the "rule of thumb"...

15% over battery voltage is the "rule of thumb" charging level. If my truck were charging my batteries at 14.4 or above I would know why they were venting.
12-24-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Traveling Man

Maybe, maybe not. The issue could be the...

Maybe, maybe not. The issue could be the batteries venting due to normal charging at normal voltage levels. In this case going to an AGM type battery would more than likely correct the issue. If your...
12-21-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Traveling Man

That corrosion is the battery venting due to an...

That corrosion is the battery venting due to an over voltage condition. Measure the voltage with the truck running and if your voltage is over 14.3 volts your alternator is overcharging the battery.
12-18-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,481
Posted By Traveling Man

You are correct about the "deep cycle" and...

You are correct about the "deep cycle" and "starting" design to batteries. True "deep cycle" batteries have reserve minutes ratings meaning they will can continue to discharge for so many minutes...
12-17-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,481
Posted By Traveling Man

Excellent tip and I always install those felt...

Excellent tip and I always install those felt washers with a new battery and they work great.
12-14-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Traveling Man

I replaced my 2012 with an aftermarket unit back...

I replaced my 2012 with an aftermarket unit back in 2014. I have not been able update the software on Sync but it still works. Much improved as well. I installed a Kenwood head unit with navigation,...
12-07-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Traveling Man

I know FoMoCo has to purchase a large number of...

I know FoMoCo has to purchase a large number of radiators for the trucks they build but with all the issues they have had and market share they lost to GM and Dodge, why do they take the chance? I...
12-04-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By Traveling Man

Wow, I thought mine were going to fail this...

Wow, I thought mine were going to fail this winter, this has me wondering.My original batteries are 6+ years in a 2012.
11-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Traveling Man

I had an 1988 Ranger 4X4 and that was a heck of a...

I had an 1988 Ranger 4X4 and that was a heck of a truck!
11-14-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By Traveling Man

In my opinion Goodyear Light truck tires are not...

In my opinion Goodyear Light truck tires are not very good for anything other than a grocery getter and even then, plan on keeping a good spare on board. With that said all tires are continuously...
08-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By Traveling Man

When the battery in my wife's Lincoln LS began to...

When the battery in my wife's Lincoln LS began to fail the car would actually start up but the alarm would activate including horn and flashing lights, then shut off. You could start it up again with...
08-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,735
Posted By Traveling Man

I received my notice yesterday as well. I have...

I received my notice yesterday as well. I have about 48,000 miles on a 2012 with no issues to date with the heater. I'm glad FoMoCo is stepping up to the plate on this.
04-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,869
Posted By Traveling Man

That sounds a little high to me but I didn't...

That sounds a little high to me but I didn't design the cooling system for these trucks. I would think synthetic fluid would take those temperatures better but FoMoCo has to be aware of the...
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