texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Driftn, sludgekiller, Hotrail, 830murr, Casey Laughlin
114370 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 99,578
hopalong 93,084
Pilothawk 80,619
John175☮ 78,331
Bigbob_FTW 70,312
JDavis7873 67,400
Derek 🐝 65,869
Mark Perry 61,790
Tritonman 59,017
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics1,137,835
Posts15,532,938
Members139,370
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. #13803331 12/12/20 02:24 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 2,385
L
lowew79 Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 2,385
I'm afraid that I may have over-tightened the battery cable terminals to the battery posts on my daughters car. It works, starts and all that. Would there be any good in loosening the terminal now and re-tightening to a normal torque? Or is the "damage" done and it's best to just leave it alone?


Politicians are like diapers, they both need to be changed often, and for the same reason - Unknown
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13803334 12/12/20 02:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4,522
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4,522
If it's working leave it be.

Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13803460 12/12/20 05:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 93,084
hopalong Online Content
Pumpkin Head
Online Content
Pumpkin Head
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 93,084
if it ain't broke, break it and fix it is my motto.


leave it alone, if nothing broke you are good till the battery goes bad.


" Hop, set the hook"!


lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13805191 12/14/20 04:08 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,831
P
PowerLizard Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
P
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,831
I would leave it alone unless you have replacement parts ready or nearby.

Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13805345 12/14/20 01:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 26,860
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 26,860
I would grease the terminals and sleep well at night.


[Linked Image]
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13805607 12/14/20 04:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,144
C
COFF Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,144
Won't hurt a thing until you try to take it off. There is a chance taking it off will break the post. The good news in this whole story is that you never really have to take it off until the battery goes bad. And I can assure you that your battery will go bad about 3 weeks after your warranty period expires.


Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: CCTX] #13805641 12/14/20 04:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,811
F
fishslime Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
F
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,811
Originally Posted by CCTX
I would grease the terminals and sleep well at night.

Good advice. Keep them greased to prevent acid corrosion.

Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: fishslime] #13805650 12/14/20 04:54 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 2,385
L
lowew79 Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 2,385
Originally Posted by fishslime
Originally Posted by CCTX
I would grease the terminals and sleep well at night.

Good advice. Keep them greased to prevent acid corrosion.


I did that, a little slather of the Vaseline-like stuff from auto zone right?


Politicians are like diapers, they both need to be changed often, and for the same reason - Unknown
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13805924 12/14/20 08:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 26,860
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 26,860
Yes, the dielectric grease would be proper protocol, but I remember my dad using actual Vaseline and just generic all purpose grease several times (and he was a chemical engineer)


[Linked Image]
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: hopalong] #13806857 12/15/20 02:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,979
J
Jon Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,979
Originally Posted by hopalong
if it ain't broke, break it and fix it is my motto.


Glad to hear I'm not the only one!
banana

Do you also find out in the fixing stage that you picked the absolute worst possible time to do this type of thing - like when there are zero places open to get what's needed to fix it?

Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13813550 12/20/20 09:52 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 36,437
B
Bob Davis Online Content
Bunkeroid Bob
Online Content
Bunkeroid Bob
B
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 36,437
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: OVER-tightened battery cables to posts. [Re: lowew79] #13813941 12/21/20 03:54 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 514
B
Bassman_78 Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
B
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 514
Leave it

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3