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Old 02-15-2002, 03:46 AM
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Question found little rubber pipe looking thing by battery

While cleaning out the battery compartment I found a black rubber pipe looking thing that looks like it should probably be protecting something. length is approx six inches, it kinda looks like a rubber straw stuffed into a rubber elbow. The elbow is about the size of a short 10mm socket.

What is this? Where does it go? I have the CD's but I would not even begin to know where to look. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-15-2002, 06:01 AM
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Possibly its the "piss pipe" vent tube for venting hydrogen and acid away from the battery? I honestly couldnt tell ya without seeing it, but alot of international size batteries come with one, so its a possibility it actually got installed.
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Old 02-15-2002, 10:45 AM
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What is the route for the Bat. vent tube? There is no vent tube on my current battery and it looks like I am getting some acid in the wrong places.


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