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Issue with recently fitted car battery. Any help appreciated?

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Hi guys, Any help with the following appreciated. I had a new battery fitted in the car by the F1 autocentre near mejust under 6 months ago and noticed yday that there appears to be a leak of batter… Read More
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1w, 3d agoPosted 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi guys,

Any help with the following appreciated.

I had a new battery fitted in the car by the F1 autocentre near mejust under 6 months ago and noticed yday that there appears to be a leak of battery acid build up around the edge of the battery tray holding the battery in place but also noticed some has gone further down and not really sure where else. Now I'm not really sure where I stand with this as I have emailed yday but not had an answer and not getting a chance to get the car to the nearest one until Tuesday to speak to them. Is it a case of they need to replace the defective battery or if the acid has caused more damage to the engine area due to corrosion they are also liable for that?

Any help appreciated.
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1w, 3d agoPosted 1 week, 3 days ago
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#1
which side? any on the terminals? if negative it undercharging if positive it overcharging. could b battery or cables making it do it or just battery. was any grease put on terminals after fitting that usually slows it down. hope it helps
#2
or ask google
#3
I tried google to no avail, it doesn't seem to be coming from the terminals though. I'll try to upload some pictures I've taken. I'm unsure of how it was fitted as they did it themselves and I was just sat waiting for it to be done.
#4
battery could b leaking then
#5
http://i.imgur.com/YlBZG1A.jpg
#6
http://i.imgur.com/aHRglz8.jpg
#7
This is stuff I noticed a bit further in under the battery compartment:

http://i.imgur.com/WZk8pWO.jpg
#8
Hocky
battery could b leaking then

pics are up. I'm certain it's leaking, but I just didn't know where I stand with taking the car to get sorted as it may have damaged more of the metal work/pipes on the car. I've not had any issues as such yet so not sure how long this leak has been going
#9
could've been from old battery and disturbed it when fitting new one . take it in just to b on safe side . and I'd get them terminals greased up as they should've done that when it was fitted
#10
Hocky
could've been from old battery and disturbed it when fitting new one . take it in just to b on safe side . and I'd get them terminals greased up as they should've done that when it was fitted

I'm not sure but I've not noticed anything there before and I usually have a keen eye. The thing that makes me suspect that its leaked is the white(ish) bits around the edge and the top near the edge, plus the label looks like its all distorted.
#11
sounds like it leaking then
#12
I know they offer 3 year warranties on their batteries and I hope this is covered under that as it is only 6 months old and seemingly leaking but if the acid has damaged more of the engine area I don't know if they are liable for this?
#13
stephen2k5
I know they offer 3 year warranties on their batteries and I hope this is covered under that as it is only 6 months old and seemingly leaking but if the acid has damaged more of the engine area I don't know if they are liable for this?
Before returning to supplier it may be prudent to throw a voltmeter across the terminals of the battery to see what voltage your alternator is providing when the engine is say at 3000 RPM, just in case the battery is not at fault. Don't take any vehicle-mounted battery volt meter at face value; compare to reading using external meter.
#14
pour boiling water over it all
#15
shaft1973
pour boiling water over it all

If it was coming from the connectors then I might do but I think it maybe a split battery which should be replaced garage surely? In need them to check the underneath too because acid may have leaked onto other parts of the engine
#16
stephen2k5
http://i.imgur.com/YlBZG1A.jpg


What battery did they fit looks like a cheap nasty one so that's what you expect from one of them...
#17
stephen2k5
shaft1973
pour boiling water over it all

If it was coming from the connectors then I might do but I think it maybe a split battery which should be replaced garage surely? In need them to check the underneath too because acid may have leaked onto other parts of the engine


Just take it to the garage that fitted it tell them and they should replace simple....
#18
cruisecars
stephen2k5
shaft1973
pour boiling water over it all
If it was coming from the connectors then I might do but I think it maybe a split battery which should be replaced garage surely? In need them to check the underneath too because acid may have leaked onto other parts of the engine
Just take it to the garage that fitted it tell them and they should replace simple....
And if the alternator is overcharging and wrecking the battery I imagine that a fault diagnosis fee would be reasonable.

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