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    Battery Replacement

    Yes, you are allowed.

    Some would say that you need instruction and sign off from an A&P.

    Be sure that you take the negative lead off first and put it back last to avoid major arcs that will happen if your wrench connects the positive post to the battery box while the negative lead is connected.

    Check that the vent and drain hoses are in good condition and connected.

    Check that the battery box is not corroded or that you have cleaned, repaired and painted it with acid proof paint.

    Be sure that the charging system is working and putting out 13.8 to 14.0 volts when the engine is running.

    Be sure the cable ends are clean. Clean them if they are not and paint them with corrosion protective paint.

    Be sure that the new battery is full of water if it is not sealed.

    Be sure that the hold down pads in the battery box are good and that the battery is securely held when the box is closed.

    If you can do all that in 15 minutes you might have the making of an A&P so that you can get righ making $12 or so an hour.

    peter_donofrio <pdonofrio@cbc-energy.com> wrote: Here's an easy one for those that do a lot of their own maintenance
    (all I've been doing is paying the bill, but that may soon end).

    Am I allowed to replace the battery in my '76 Sundowner myself, and if
    yes, what should I watch out for?

    Thanks,
    Peter Donofrio
    N1945L







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    Battery Replacement

    Excellent instructions from Willis. The only thing I would add, which would
    be taken for granted by the more experienced, is to make sure that the new
    battery has been fully charged before it is installed in the plane (don't do
    major charging with the battery in the plane).





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    Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 7:34 PM
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    Subject: Re: [musketeermail] Battery Replacement



    Yes, you are allowed.

    Some would say that you need instruction and sign off from an A&P.

    Be sure that you take the negative lead off first and put it back last to
    avoid major arcs that will happen if your wrench connects the positive post
    to the battery box while the negative lead is connected.

    Check that the vent and drain hoses are in good condition and connected.

    Check that the battery box is not corroded or that you have cleaned,
    repaired and painted it with acid proof paint.

    Be sure that the charging system is working and putting out 13.8 to 14.0
    volts when the engine is running.

    Be sure the cable ends are clean. Clean them if they are not and paint
    them with corrosion protective paint.

    Be sure that the new battery is full of water if it is not sealed.

    Be sure that the hold down pads in the battery box are good and that the
    battery is securely held when the box is closed.

    If you can do all that in 15 minutes you might have the making of an A&P
    so that you can get righ making $12 or so an hour.

    peter_donofrio <pdonofrio@cbc-energy.com> wrote: Here's an easy one for
    those that do a lot of their own maintenance
    (all I've been doing is paying the bill, but that may soon end).

    Am I allowed to replace the battery in my '76 Sundowner myself, and if
    yes, what should I watch out for?

    Thanks,
    Peter Donofrio
    N1945L



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