I've got a problem with a 12v lead-acid car battery, but not the D. Nevertheless, the battery (now 5 years old) is boiling over very badly and destroying my lovely engine bay. I know this will sound hard to believe, but tis true: My car is U.S.-spec and the Canadian dealers here cannot order me a battery with the positive terminal in the proper spot (my family works at the dealer and have done everything in their power, but they can't order one for me).
The battery sits in an aluminum enclosure whose size is very specific, and the tie down strap is actually molded to the exact size/shape of the battery, so I can't just throw any old battery in there.
I have spoken with numerous commercial and industrial battery suppliers and they too were unable to find me a battery. Everyone I've spoken to, including a retired chemist friend, is unwilling to rebuild the battery for me.
I have a charger which states that it has the ability to save and restore even heavily sulphated batteries with its pulse technology, but the battery continues to boil over. It still holds a good charge, it just won't stop boiling over.
As much as I'd love to, I don't really have any spare time to drive to the States to pick up a battery. Anybody out there know how I can save this one? Any ideas at all?