Oliver's right. I know from an experience one time when I got lazy. Lucky
it was just a spark.
----- Original Message -----
From: "oliver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Datsun-Roadsters@Autox. Team. Net" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Roadsters] OOPS
>i think it has to do with safety. i was taught to always take the negative
>off first. the reason given was that if you remove the positive first, and
>the wrench strikes the body, engine, etc, there will be a spark. if you
>remove the negative first, this is not the case.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>; "Datsun-Roadsters@Autox. Team. Net"
> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [Roadsters] OOPS
>>I think you're lucky it blew out the side and not more straight up! Glad
>>you were not injured.
>> Interesting to note that when I was growing up around and working on cars
>> I was always taught to remove the cable from the positive post of the
>> It seems now that it is always made a point to remove the NEGATIVE post
>> I'm wondering if I was taught wrong years ago, or is this something that
>> has crept in with all the computers and electronics in cars?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tom @ Datsun2000" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> What might happen when you don't disconnect the negative lead of the
>>> when you are working on your car?
>>> Nothing....... usually
>>> But when something does happen it is dramatic, and very hard on the
>>> ears. I
>>> accidentally touched the positive pole with a grounded ratchet handle
>>> the battery exploded. Fortunately I did not get much acid on me and it
>>> easily washed off. I suspect it was only dumb luck that my glasses
>>> caught a
>>> few small dots and nothing got into my eyes.
>>> Will I disconnect the negative lead on the battery when I work on the
>>> again? Yeah, I probably will.
>>> 69 2000 - Mr. Hyde
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