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Old 09-24-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning battery cables with.... coke?

Stupid Clyde decided to quit starting again, so I figured I'd try cleaning the cables/ boots since that seemed to solve the problem last time. I have been just using a wire brush, but I wanna make really sure they get clean so I can troubleshoot better in case this doesn't work. I don't have baking soda (or a car to get it, ha). Some people told me to dump coke on them... I have coke... but that sounds a tad redneck for my comfort. So has anyone heard of that? Or is that just retarded?
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not retarded. there is some truth to it.

i saw mythbusters try that. it worked ok IIRC, but not as well as others.

i think the acidity of salsa worked well.
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Baking SODA and water. Coke works if you soak the stuff for a month. Then you have the sugar to contend with.
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Alright, well I'll try to bum some baking soda from my neighbors. Thanks a lot
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Baking soda did the trick... the silly thing starts fine
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