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Old 05-27-2018, 03:26 AM   #1
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Water in chassis battery?

I have a Windsport 29M. The chassis battery is a Motorcraft that appears to be maintanence free. Does it make sense to add water to this battery?
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:43 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=Az Ernie;122296]I have a Windsport 29M. The chassis battery is a Motorcraft that appears to be maintanence free. Does it make sense to add water to this battery?[/QUOTESo

If it's maintenance free the caps are sealed & no way to add water. If the caps snap off easily it's NOT maintenance free & water should be added.
Motocraft is a Ford battery & probably maintenance free. So the answer to your question is NO!
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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Mine is not maintenance free. Add water
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:09 PM   #4
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Well the caps snap off, so I plan to add the flow rite system to add water. Thanks for replies.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:23 PM   #5
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I probably don't need to say this; But I will anyway!
Make sure that you only add distilled water...
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:04 PM   #6
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Even though the top surface is flat and it's labeled maintenance free...you can still pry those flat tops off and it's just like a capped battery underneath. I don't think there's such a thing as Maintenance Free.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:03 AM   #7
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Even though the top surface is flat and it's labeled maintenance free...you can still pry those flat tops off and it's just like a capped battery underneath. I don't think there's such a thing as Maintenance Free.
Not completely false ... sometimes true ... some Maintenance Frees are truly that, at least from a water replenish capability perspective (no pry-offs). And certainly some do have a valve plate that can be removed. However once removed I'd recommend treating them just like any other non-maintenance free FLA from there on out.
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