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Old 06-02-2011   #1
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Mysterious Yellow Gunk on Battery

Popped the bonnet up today on my Grande Punto (1.4 Dynamic), only to spot the following on the car battery:



What is this yellow substance, and is it harmful?

The battery is the original one from almost five years ago. I bought the car two months ago and it had a full ('Gold Care') service with a Fiat dealer last week, and they never mentioned it.

I did go for a lengthy car journey yesterday (200+ miles), if that's possibly the cause?
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Re: Mysterious Yellow Gunk on Battery

Is it on both terminals? looks like some type of anti corrosion spray,wipe it off & apply some vasaline to both terminals.
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Is it on both terminals? looks like some type of anti corrosion spray,wipe it off & apply some vasaline to both terminals.
As far as I could see, it was only on the negative one.
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Re: Mysterious Yellow Gunk on Battery

hi
it's battery terminal grease from a spray can
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I'll stop fretting then. Thanks chaps
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Re: Mysterious Yellow Gunk on Battery

its Tygris battery protection spray

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