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Green/violet gel in 12v battery comparment


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#1 OFFLINE   vitmas

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

Hello, 

 

I found lots of green/violet gel substance in 12v battery compartment and around. What can be that? HVB on inverter  coolant? But aren't they only air cooled?

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#2 OFFLINE   Levi Smith

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:00 AM

Definitely shouldn't be any sort of coolant back there.



#3 OFFLINE   fredf

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:04 AM

Is there some on the right hand side to the right of the red wire below the green wire?



#4 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:20 AM

The HV battery is not liquid cooled.  The inverter is but it's not back there.

 

Have you owned the car since new?  Has it ever been detailed/cleaned in that area?  Have you tried a smell/feel test?

 

Could be a 12v battery leak but that should smell like rotten eggs and exhibit performance issues.



#5 OFFLINE   komptonwhitey

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:27 PM

Silly question but...

You didn't have a gel battery in there, did you?



#6 OFFLINE   vitmas

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:24 PM

I bought this car on car auction with "mechanical" damage title. But the only damage I could find was totally dead 12v battery and this gel :) The 12 battery was original Motorcraft, not gel or agm.



#7 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:43 AM

I forget exactly what color the battery leak detector is, but that is probably what it is.

 

OEM Ford coolant is orange, and as mentioned not circulated back there.



#8 ONLINE   rbort

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:20 AM

Well, for starters just clean it up, put a new battery in there, and see how things go.

 

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