Checking Water Level
Because the battery is the "heart" of your unit's electrical system, periodic checks arc necessary to keep it
functioning properly. Keep the battery fluid level up to the ring under the filler cap.
Ordinary tap water may be used except in areas where the water is known to be exceptionally hard or to have a
high mineral or alkali content. In such areas, use distilled water. If water is added during freezing weather, run the engine
20 to 30 minutes before shutting it off. This mixes the added water with the electrolyte and will prevent it from freezing and
damaging the battery. Have the battery charge checked regularly during extremely cold weather. When the specific gravity
falls below 1.230 (corrected to 800F), recharge the battery. Make sure the cables are clean and tightly clamped to the
battery terminals. Keep the top of the battery clean and dry.
Keep fire away from the top of open battery cells. Combustible gas is always present.
If there is any corrosion on the cables and terminals remove it with a wire brush and neutralize the acid with a
solution of baking soda or ammonia and water. After cleaning, flush the top of the battery with clean water, install the
terminal clamps on the battery posts, and coat the parts with grease to retard further corrosion.