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tl dr: Corrosion (once cleaned) is not a huge issue. It is just typical corrosion on the battery terminal. See this image: (NOTE: This is a 6V battery, but the same principles apply.) The blueish color you see is hydrated copper sulfate. When acid vapors escape from the battery, it can cause a reaction with any copper which may be in the terminal. The ...
In general silicone gease applied to the parts before and after assembly is a good way to go. It will be pushed out of the way where you have tight metal to metal contact so it won't cause electrical connection problems. It won't crack up if things move slightly and it won't stop you dismantling and reassembling things if you need to.
Background Yes it's harmful. It is lead sulphate. It is toxic to ingest and breath. It is especially toxic to children, as you would imagine regular lead to be. It's not miscible in water but baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) neutralizes that acidic portion of the compound. The remnant compound of that reaction would be H2O and some CO. Action Use ...
It's always good to oil the underneath regardless if there is salt on the roads or not. You will preserve the metal and increase the life of your vehicle. Once rust starts, it spreads like cancer. That being said, I would wash the underside and then get it undercoated. They should be washing the vehicle before they spray.
Here's some quick art work to help you figure things out: The red circled area is where the negative terminal is at. Specifically the green arrow is pointing at it. You should be able to loosen the nut at the red arrow to gain access to the post to get the clamp off of it. As for what you can touch and what you cannot, this really isn't a problem, as ...
I use aluminum foil and Turtle Wax chrome polish on my Harley. The aluminum foil is softer than the steel wool and will not scratch the chrome and at the same time adds a aluminum coating to the rust spots making it have a sealed finish. I also apply the Turtle Wax chrome polish to the aluminum foil so it polishes as it cleans the rust off. Make sure you let ...
The part image in the link shows three wires: green, white and black. Combining the image with this blogpost, which explains how to hardwire the 240 taillights, the green/blue is a signal wire for the turn indicator, black is ground. White is purportedly not used: Options at your disposal Source the connector pair and solder/crimp them in place ...
You can buy a spray can of undercoating and spray your connection area with that after your connection is made. Paint works too, but undercoating is somewhat flexible and won't crack like paint will if the connection is subject to any flexing.
This is anhydrous sulfuric acid that has leaked from around the terminal posts. It will rather quickly corrode the battery terminal connectors. Rinse it off with water first, to get most of it off, flush with lots of water. Then put a mixture of baking soda and water in the areas affected, then rinse that off. To keep it from returning treat the terminals ...
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