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A safety net for battery

Lads and lassies,

I donít know about you, but the exposed batteryís terminals in my 1979 R107 always freaked me out as Iím simply not used to them - in modern cars they tend to be sheltered behind firewall. Some batteries, like the Exide in my case, donít come with plastic caps which can be used to cover & protect terminal, and disconnecting the negative every time I want to do something under the bonnet was a PIAÖ But of course thereís an answer for everything online - I got those PVC insulator caps, Ä3 for the set incl. shipping from China, and now Iím little less worried Iíll blow the car upÖ accidentally! y:
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Be diligent checking the battery for corrosion. Those caps can promote it because they will trap moisture beneath them. Use a good quality silicone grease to seal the terminals.
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Thanks Mike, agreed - though my car is dry weather / waterless clean only!

In the meantime I found out that MB can supply caps for positive terminals that clip in the two holes on the battery, p/n 001 546 08 35.... Darn, why is hindsight always too late!
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