No. The case looks ok. In fact, it was fairly new when it was last used.
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> From: "Wayne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] dead battery
>> On 5/14/2013 7:07 PM, Mike wrote:
>>> I have a 12v car battery that is dead as a doornail because the car
>>> been run in a long time. It is also dry, or at least very low. So I
>>> the cells with distilled water, and hooked up the leads (the ground lead
>>> to a
>>> bolt on the engine), checked the charger to be sure it was set to 12v,
>>> plugged it in. Ammeter goes to max, and the charger trips out.
>> Has it been in sub-freezing temps? As they discharge, their freeze temp
>> rises, and a dead one will freeze, expand, and short the plates together.
>> A lot of times the plastic housing may be bulged out from the expansion,
>> making it obvious.
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