Battery electrolyte colour.

Is the battery acid in 12V tractor batteries always clear in colour?
l ask because on checking the levels, 2 of the cells contain a black solution.
It is a 4 year old Exide and wouldnt be the best at holding a charge.
l have taken it to a motor factor where they put a tester on it and it says its a healthy battery.
l would've thought the solution should always be clear and the battery is maybe breaking up inside.
Voltmeter reads 12.8 at rest and 14 when tractor is running so its charging ok just not holding a charge.
Tractor starts in a nanosecond off jump leads so no issue there.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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