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    Blue liquid on car battery

    Hello,

    just popped the hood of my Mirage and noticed a couple of blue greasy spots on the battery terminals.

    Is this something to fix or worry about? We are on a roadtrip and will hit more deserted regions soon...

    thank you for your thoughts.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 47.8 mpg (US) ... 20.3 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 57.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Battery acid?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Last edited by inuvik; 08-22-2015 at 05:56 AM.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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    That looks like a spray on anti-corrosion coating for the battery posts. I've seen it in both red and blue before.

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    anti corrossion spray indeed

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2013 Mirage 1.0 manual: 47.5 mpg (US) ... 20.2 km/L ... 5.0 L/100 km ... 57.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by m4v3r1ck View Post
    anti corrossion spray indeed
    Good to know, I've seen it in red, but never blue.

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    It was yellow-ish on mine lol

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    thank you so much for the hint about the anti-corrosion spray!

    I was always checking the battery voltage and it showed regular voltages, so I was not too worried, but still wanted to know the cause. We have ~2000 more miles to drive (2400 have already past)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 47.8 mpg (US) ... 20.3 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 57.3 mpg (Imp)


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    I think the old permatex was the blue stuff for batterys, autozone has the crc or something like that, its red.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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