Recommended maintenance for 2002 Tahoe 4x4

Can anyone give me some specific guidelines for a proper maintenance program. The manual seems pretty sparse to me (but auto repair knowledge is my most major weakness). The dealer's recommended stuff
seems like it is designed to drain my wallet. From what I've read on the net all these fluid flushes are at best a waste of money. Since the dealer wants to flush about everything on a regular basis- I feel like I can trust them as far as I can throw them. One thing to their credit they haven't offered to flush the air in my tires (yet).
Any help would be appreciated.
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Dear Sirs,
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Sulfation of negative plates is the number one cause for battery failure and loss of power storage capacity. Sulfation is like a slow poison for your batteries. Many chemicals have been offered in past to remove sulfation but most are ineffective even the electronic desulfators have limitations.
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DON'T LET YOUR BATTERIES DIE.
Most of the industrial and auto batteries fail or under perform due to irreversible sulfation. Irreversible sulfation also leads to many
Other problems for the battery banks. In order to solve the irreversible sulfation problem we studied in detailed and set before
Us various questions relating to irreversible sulfation.
What is IRREVERSIBLE SULFATION? What is reversible and irreversible sulfation? What electrochemical changes take place in irreversible sulfated batteries? Why irreversible sulfated batteries do not hold charge? Why irreversible sulfated batteries generate more gasses? Why irreversible sulfated batteries generate more heat? Why irreversible sulfated batteries consume more water? Why and how irreversible sulfated batteries produce more stress +ve plates? Why irreversible sulfated batteries show higher IR (internal resistance)? How irreversible sulfation developed on -Ve plates? What are the factors responsible for higher rate of irreversible sulfation? What precautions are required at battery manufacturing stage? How to identify the irreversible sulfation into the battery? How to prevent irreversible sulfation? How to remove irreversible sulfation crystals from the batteries?
How to save batteries and get best out of batteries?
How much saving can be made if batteries are free from irreversible sulfation? How much can be saved by irreversible sulfation removal?
We are sure you are using the best equipments/test instruments to monitor your batteries. These instruments will help to Find out and check the battery health. However, you must have a remedy on your hand to correct the problem immediately If you find that your battery is working below the capacity and needs battery medication.
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HOW TO IDENTIFY IRREVERISBLE SULFATED BATTERY?
Irreversible Sulfated batteries when put to charge give excessive gassing as compared to normal healthy battery.
Irreversible Sulfated batteries when put to charge pick up more heat then a normal battery.
Irreversible Sulfated battery electrolyte gravity does not increase irrespective of long hours of charge.
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Irreversible Sulfated charged battery would have very high self-discharge, battery volts drop within 12 hours.
Irreversible Sulfated battery will show lower online open circuit volts when being charged, 12V battery
Will show maximum 14V and 6V battery will show 7V irrespective of high current input.
FOR BATTERY USERS: APPLICATION OF BATCURE IN IRREVERSIBLE SULFATION INHIBITION FOR A NEW BATTERY:
When new batteries are first filled with electrolyte, ensure to add 2.5 ml BATCURE per liter of acid volume.
One should use electrolyte that contains BATCURE in acid so that if there is any sulfation on negative
Plates during its manufacture to sales period can be removed and subsequent sulfation possibilities are eliminated.
APPLICATION OF BATCURE IN IRREVERSIBLE SULFATION REMOVAL:
The premature capacity loss of a battery is mostly attributed to IRREVERSIBLE SULFATION of negative plates.
IRREVERSIBLE SULPHATION of negative plates may results from several reasons. The major reasons are
Incorrect negative paste formula, insufficient drying and curing, improper formation, aerial oxidation of freshly formed
Negative plates in the battery if the negative plates active material (spongy lead)
Get contaminated due to Antimony or other metals like Iron or Cooper. If the batteries are left in discharged condition
For a longer time or frequent deep discharged are allowed then there will be irreversible sulfation of negative plates.
The irreversible sulfated battery when put to charging begins gassing soon, no increase in electrolyte gravity, and enhanced heat
Generation is the symptoms of irreversible sulfated battery. In order to achieve the optimum life and performance
Of the batteries, it is most important that negative plates remain absolutely free from IIREVERSIBLE SULFATION.
To remove irreversible sulfation from negative plates and revive the battery power storage capacity, we recommend
Following procedure.
For Wet Batteries:
First find out the volume of electrolyte in each cell (compartment) of a battery from technical data of the battery.
Then add 5 ml BATCURE per liter of electrolyte volume. Mix well using hydrometer. The electrolyte will give reddish
Yellow color. Keep the battery idle for 12 to 24 hours till the color of electrolyte becomes water white. If the
Plates are heavily sulfated it may take some more time to disappear the color. If a particular cell is mechanically
Damaged then no change in color will take place. Such battery is discarded. Once the electrolyte becomes colorless
Then battery is put to charge. Carry out 3 to 4 charge/ discharge cycles for complete removal of irreversible sulfation.
Battery will regain its lost power storage capacity.
VRLA type maintenance free sealed batteries:
Carefully break open the vent plug and then remove the underneath rubber cap. Inject BATCURE in each cell for the following size batteries.
5 ml BATCURE in each cell for 30ah to 50 ah battery.
8 ml BATCURE in each cell for 55 ah to 100 ah battery.
10 ml BATCURE in each cell for 110 to 150 ah capacity battery.
14 ml BATCURE in each cell for 155 to 200 ah capacity battery.
Add required quantity of distilled water up to plate height. Tilt the battery few times for uniform mixing
Inside the battery. Leave the battery idle for 12 to 24 hours. Then carry out 3 to 4 charge/discharge
Cycles to completely remove irreversible sulfation. Refit the rubber cap and reseal the battery
With suitable adhesives.
BATCURE treatment is avoided in a bulged sealed battery, as there is a risk for gas bursting with pressure.
The above graph shows the actual test results of BATCURE on deep cycle golf cart batteries. 6 numbers
Unserviceable batteries of 6V/75 AH capacity were treated with BATCURE in each cell. The batteries
Were then put to charge /discharge cycles. After 7th cycle the batteries had come back to more than 95% capacity.
Results submitted to us by South African company.
LIMITATIONS OF BATCURE: (1) If the cell is short internally.
(2) If the cell has mechanical damage.
(3) If the old batteries are in unused condition for more than 3 to 6 months.
(4) If the positive plates active material has excessive shedding.
(5) Battery must have at least minimum 10% capacity of its rated capacity.
FOR BATTERY MANUFACTURERS: APPLICATION OF BATCURE IN NEGATIVE PASTE: Addition of 1 ml. BATCURE per kilo of Lead Oxide in negative plate paste helps to control
Formation of tetra basic leads sulfate crystals and allows more tribasic lead sulfate
To form. Higher tribasic helps to prevent irreversible sulfation of negative plates, uniform charge
Distribution during formation, enhanced charge acceptance for quick formation and
Higher negative plate volts. Addition of BATCURE eliminates the need for addition
Barium Sulphate and Lignin.
Procedure:
Depending on weight of Lead Oxide take required quantity of BATCURE (1ml BATCURE per 1 kilo Lead Oxide).
Dilute into to distilled water to be used for addition to Lead Oxide. Mix it well. Then add diluted BATCURE solution in distilled
Water into Lead Oxide powder. Mix it well for 20 to 25 minutes in a mixture. Then start addition
Have required quantity of sulfuric acid in a such way that paste temperature remains below
50 degree centigrade. (Quantity of water and concentration of acid required for paste making
Depends on free lead content in oxide.)
APPLICATION OF BATCURE IN PREVENTING AERIAL OXIDATION OF FRESHLY FORMED NEGATIVE PLATES
(DRY CHARGE PROCESS):
At the end of formation process, negative plates are in highly active condition and are in strongly
Reduction stage. If such plates are not protected from air contact then the negative plates will
Begin to absorb oxygen from air and will react violently to reform lead oxide and lead sulphate
With exothermic reaction. This will result in the permanent damage to negative plates and such
Plates are more prone to irreversible sulfation during battery service life. There will also be a loss of negative
Plate's volts. It is utmost important to protect freshly formed negative plates from aerial oxidation.
The freshly formed negative plates are immersed immediately into a solution containing
15 to 20 ml BATCURE per liter of water. The negative plates are soaked into this solution
For 36 hours. The negative plates may be then removed from solution and dried in a less ventilated room
At room temperature. The negative plates must not be washed after removal from the solution.
. BATCURE film formed on negative plates helps to protect negative plates during the storage and
Prevents sulfation during battery service life. The strength of the BATCURE in dipping
Solution is maintained periodically by addition of BATCURE and water. We recommend
Adding 50 ml. BATCURE for a 100-liter solution per 1000 numbers of standard size plates.
The dipping solution bath may be prepared fresh after 3 months.
BATCURE IS VERY COST EFFECTIVE AS COMPARED TO ELECTRONIC DESUFATORS.
BATCURE WORKS FROM INSIDE THE BATTERY AND ON THE SULFATION SITES.
BATCURE DOES NOT USE BATTERY'S POWER FOR ITS RESULTS AS IS THE CASE OF
ELECTRONIC DESULFATORS.
BATCURE GIVES RESULTS WITHIN 24 HOURS WHILE E LECTRONIC DESULFATORS
TAKE TOO LONG TO REMOVE SULPHATION.
We welcome your comments and request for trial samples. We are looking for technically and financially sound distributors all over the world.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR BATTERY PROBLEMS WITH US; WE WILL TRY TO FIX THEM.
For more details, please write to us
K.V.INTERNATIONAL,
405, ABHISHEK CENTRE,
SECTOR-11, GANDHINAGAR-382017, GUJARAT-INDIA
FAX: 0091-7923232070
MOBILE: 0091-9824035699
E EMAIL: snipped-for-privacy@batcure.com
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We also manufacture ELECTROGEL- Synthetic Polymer Gel Electrolyte (non-silica base),
Lead Metal Refining agent to remove most impurities from recycled lead to international standards.
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