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Sugar Added To Weak Battery
James Tostenson, Fremont, Wis.: “Adding a couple gallons of gas to the fuel tank of a worn out diesel engine can save you the use of a lot of ether. It also cuts down a lot on the smoke and misfiring.
  “If you’ve got a weak battery, it can be renewed with a teaspoon of white sugar in each cell. Just be sure the water is at the correct level and be careful not to generate sparks around the battery because it will make gas, like when you charge the battery. I have no idea why this works but it sometimes gives you an extra year or two.”

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3