Heima wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:49 pm
So lets say that there is a leak in the battery enclosure, for example, the connectors and corrosion I spoke of above. Why can't one loosen the connectors from the battery, open the drain plugs, and run some air through the enclosure to dry it out? Then close the drain plugs, put the connectors back in, seal them very well with RTV, silicone, or that tar stuff mentioned in the above bulletin, and be done with it? Maybe toss some silica gel into the battery to further dry it out.
Having just pulled the cover off my battery pack, this is a lot of work. Getting it out and just opening the cover is hard, its VERY well sealed, lots of bolts and RTV sealing everything in. Getting any airflow without disassembly will be hard if not impossible. Plus you could have pockets of coolant stuck in between somewhere. Not saying that would never work, but I think it would have to be a very isolated leak and not much quantity of coolant for that plan to be effective long term. Then there is the issue of the leak itself...
Ford wants these cars to die and be forgotten. We have to remember these were compliance cars at best. They are very low production and barely even marketed. They have zero interest in actually helping us keep these going. Its my belief that the local dealer here just kept holding the car and offering expensive "fixes" to everything except the battery so I would run past the warranty date.