discuss activating the batteries, refer to steps 1 through 3 (following) and figure 3-3.
1. Open the battery compartment door and secure it to the radiator grille with the door holder.
2. Depress the button on top of the quick-release pins, lift up the pins, and pull the roll-out tray assembly out.
3. Remove the filler caps. When you have electrolyte of the correct specific gravity, do not dilute it, but fill the battery cells to the cell slots.
WARNING Be sure to add the acid to the water s-l-o-w-l-y, stirring constantly and thoroughly.
When you prepare your own electrolyte, consult a mixing chart (table 3-1). In this case, use the specific gravity value recommended in the instruction manual.
Table 3-1. - Electrolyte Mixing Chart
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY DESIRED||USING 1.835 SPECIFIC GRAVITY ACID||USING 1.400 SPECIFIC GRAVITY ACID|
|PARTS OF WATER||PARTS OF ACID||PARTS OF WATER||PARTS OF ACID|
The temperature of the electrolyte when placed in the cells should be between 60F and 90F. IT SHOULD NEVER EXCEED 90F.
A chemical reaction occurs when you add electrolyte to the battery, thereby causing the battery to heat. Cool it artificially (cooling fans) or allow it to stand at least 1 hour before placing it in service.
Figure 3-3. - Battery compartment.Continue Reading