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Postby Scott Blystone » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:20 am

My battery leaks out the top. Battery is new ( 6 mos.) and generator recently rebuilt. This is an original '49 CUB. I suspect the battery is overcharging. Is there a limiting mechanism in the charging system that I am lacking? I almost never run with lights and have the switch set to the low charge setting. I unhook the battery ground when tractor is not in use. Can anyone help me out here?
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:25 am

Your description sounds like it is overcharging. Does the H or L setting on the light switch make a difference in the charge rate on the ammeter? If so go to Walmart, or Autozone, etc. and get a small analog voltmeter. check the votage when charging. should be aobut 6 1/2 to 7 volts. If it is higher you may need to adjust the 3rd brush on the generator. For the instructions on that go to Rudi's manual server and read the service manual.
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