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Author Topic: Battery Leak on new C5  (Read 825 times)

JesterNT

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Battery Leak on new C5
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:41:00 PM »
I got my C5 about 6 Weeks ago from a dealer that is ~500 miles away.  Yesterday I noticed my battery had leaked acid.  Its dissolved the bottom of the battery cover and eaten deep pits into the engine case.  I have not used any kind of battery charger, and it has not been exposed to any extreme temperatures hot or cold.  Would this be covered by the warranty?  Would the dealer have any accountability?  I sent the dealer an email but havenít heard anything back yet.
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 11:41:29 PM »
Remove the battery and rinse the bike well with a water.   I would suggest  if you don't get any joy from your far removed dealer call CMW as that definitely sounds like a warranty issue. 

A new battery and tray should be in order.  Maybe you can fill the marks on the case with JB weld and sand it flat. Is it a chromed area that is pitted?
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 12:24:03 AM »
apply a paste of arm & hammer and water, then rinse thoroughly.
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 12:50:57 AM »
Battery warranties are handled by Exide on the batteries. You should have been given the warranty info with the owners manual, etc, when you picked up the bike from the dealer.
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 04:07:15 PM »
Thanks for the advice; I did wash the areas with baking soda and remove the battery as soon as I noticed what was up.   The engine pitting is all along the chrome.  The battery box is an easy fix but Iím worried about what to do with the chrome.
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 10:25:05 PM »
Get rid of the acid filled battery and put a sealed or Gel Cell in there.   ERC
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 06:13:06 AM »
Indeed the cost vs benefits of Absorbed Glass Mat and Sealed Lead Acid batteries make too muck cents/sense not to run them..
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Re: Battery Leak on new C5
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 02:41:57 PM »
My AVL came with an Exide Sealed Lead Acid. The water level still needed to be checked. It's not like your car. I went with an AGM. Wonderful thing, that. Be aware of the pole positions. On the AGM I checked, after the model number an 'L' will indicate the position of the positive terminal you will need.