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The light on my battery is indicating that it needs topping up.

would boiling the kettle and cooling it suffice or is it best to go out and buy some?
 

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Vauxhall batteries, labelled Delco, are sealed but use water/acid not gel. They can't normally be topped up unlike other so-called maintenance-free batteries.

Definitely use distilled water, boiling the kettle would only work if you catch the steam and condense that! Ice formed from condensation on the fridge sides would do in emergency but ice cubes won't.
 

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what you need to do mavv is move to the Glasgow area nice soft water, been putting it into batterys for a few years now and no problems
 

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yeah down south you really need the distilled water IMO, up north - even just as far as the midlands the water is much softer.
 

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mavvmad said:
would boiling the kettle and cooling it suffice or is it best to go out and buy some?
No, thats only been refluxed. Distilled means boiling up and condensing into a different container to remove any impurities and leave them in the original container.
 

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Rain water is soft enough. It has to pass through a filter first (like an expired Britta water filter) to get rid of suspended soil impurities, and bobsyeruncle.
Better than de-ionised.

If you have a water-butt, use it.:beer:
 
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