September 21, 2011, 11:37 am
[font="Calibri"][size="3"] [/size][/font]sorry guys, that was me who wrote the post on disconnecting the battery, I was told by a mechanic before that if i was buying a car it’s a way of checking it out, as well as checking the inside of the oil cap for white traces etc.
ill edit the post as I now know that this is unsafe practice.
However I must stress that I didn’t specify to remove either positive or negative terminal from the battery i had assumed it would have been self explanatory to remove the positive from the battery ONLY, as this feeds the power in to the battery,
removing the negative while the engine is running is a whole different ball game.
and since the person carrying out this method would have a concept of power and electricity I didn’t think it would be a high safety risk factor to the individual as the reason for removing the positive link from their battery would be to see if the alternator is circulating power,
power in terms of electricity
thus having some understanding of an alternator, electricity and its risks basically don’t try and taste the cable because it looks like a strawberry
in my personal opinion; if anyone touches the terminals of the battery or the bare end of the cable's during this practice needs more help than just a guide for checking the working of there car.
I apologise for any incontinence caused and have also learned a lesson today myself reading this thread, thanks guys