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Old 29-04-2018, 01:43 PM   #31
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maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?
I am using Yuasa (think it has a new name, Japan made) one. Just need to remove the sticker and you can do the top up. Some battery is sealed with plastic cap and you cannot remove it.

If your car use AGM battery, then you cannot open it as AGM battery do not allow top up. This happen to my friend new car using AGM battery (factory). And here is the warning in the manual in case of changing new battery:

-Ensure an AGM battery is fitted.
-In all cases, an AGM battery must be installed and registered in the vehicle for the ISG function to work perfectly.
-ISG system’s stabilization may take 4 hours after new battery installation.
-ISG function is operates about 4 hours later and 2 times cranking by user.
-But first 25 times, the ISG function can operates regardless of ISG system stability for ISG function operating check.


Do not open the AGM battery.
The AGM battery must not be opened under any circumstances
as the introduction of oxygen from the air will cause the battery to lose
its chemical equilibrium and rendered non-operational.

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Old 29-04-2018, 01:47 PM   #32
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From experience, most batteries these days will last 2 years before neeeding a replacement. After 2-3 incidents where Iíve had to jump start my car because of suddenly battery failure over the years, I now change my batteries at the 2 year mark (also recommended by a few workshops Iíve frequented over the years).

If you need to TOP up, use distilled water (available from petrol stations)
Yes correct. Use only distilled water. And do not over fill.
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Old 29-04-2018, 01:51 PM   #33
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How much can you sell for?
I got it from the company few month before my old car went for scrap (went to ask procedures and document need to prepared). They sell it at $35 (55A type for Honda Civic). From the date printed on battery, is close to one year old. Guess they took it out from those car went for scrapping.

At the time I sent my car for scrapping. I pass/swap the battery with my friend's car.

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Old 29-04-2018, 04:13 PM   #34
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Some drive till cannot start, some just change it as preventative maintenence.
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #35
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Yes correct. Use only distilled water. And do not over fill.
How about adding 5% acid water?
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:26 PM   #36
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Depends on your luck,my previous Amaron last 3years and when i changed to a brand that starts with P because i called for emergency service and the guy didn't have Amaron,the battery only lasted 11 months and went flat because it was leaking and the guy didn't want to cover my warranty.

I jumpstart my car via a nice friend and change to a Amaron.Tried and trusted brand

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Old 29-04-2018, 11:39 PM   #37
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Agreed, also used Amaron battery for the past 5 years. No issue.

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Old 30-04-2018, 12:59 AM   #38
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How about adding 5% acid water?
Don't need acid.
https://youtu.be/3eOXR1GnQN0
I would suggest to add battery water to those completely seal battery as difficult to seal it back. Some brand only sealed with tape as is best to top up when needed.

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Old 01-10-2019, 06:06 PM   #39
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My car battery reading.. time for change?
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:39 PM   #40
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Depends on your luck,my previous Amaron last 3years and when i changed to a brand that starts with P because i called for emergency service and the guy didn't have Amaron,the battery only lasted 11 months and went flat because it was leaking and the guy didn't want to cover my warranty.

I jumpstart my car via a nice friend and change to a Amaron.Tried and trusted brand

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Post the emergency guy name so we can avoid in the future..
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:28 AM   #41
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My car battery reading.. time for change?
Car left how long to go?
If more than a year, change lah for a peace of mind.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #42
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Car left how long to go?
If more than a year, change lah for a peace of mind.
Okay bro thanks
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:50 AM   #43
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How about adding 5% acid water?
add simi? lemon water?
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #44
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Replying to a 2018 question.... come on dude... lolz
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:38 PM   #45
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Replying to a 2018 question.... come on dude... lolz
is coming to end of 2019 la..
time to change the battery loh..
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