[T3] 73 T-3 oil temp?

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 11:24:49 PDT 2021

Jim :
Maybe when I was younger I could have done that. Nowadays in a few months
I'll be 73 and if I tried laying across the seat I'd end up rolling off .
It's hard enough to see in there just to get the battery out. I should have
charged the battery before I added water. I forgot the mix expands from
heat so after a 2 hour charge @ 2 amps a few cells rose a bit above the
bottom of the fill rings. The battery was not even warm yet the acid/water
mix heats up just enough. There is plenty of room for it to expand so it
won't come out the cap vents and leak on the floor like the Interstate MT42
I had before where the neg side at the top seam was not sealed and acid
leaked out.

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 6:56 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 25 Sep 2021 at 17:17, William Jahn wrote:
> >  I always remove the battery to check the level. It's too difficult to
> > check it in the car for me , The back seat stands up on a 73 T-3
> It may seem counterintuitive, but I've found that the best way to inspect
> the
> battery in a squareback is from the driver's side. With the rear seat
> bottom
> hinged up, you can lie on it's upper edge. That supports your body weight,
> leaving your hands free.
> I still R/R a battery from the passenger side.
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