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Old 09-21-2011, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
I used a pair of scissors & cut off approx 1/8" after measuring twice (cut once).
Thanks for the clarification.

I cut off about double what you did; yet there was still room for the soft flexible elbow to fit onto the Duralast 49-DL oblate shaped nipple.

Now it isn't squished against the 'vent grate' next to the battery!

Better yet, we have a good DIY for others to benefit!

Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
Just an FYI...this pic below (that you circled) is Jamie (Jamesdc4) from BimmerForums....
Ah, I see.

In fact, his pictures are re-used all over, e.g., here:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Battery Voltage

Originally Posted by pleiades View Post
Okay, here are a couple of close-ups.
Got them. Now I understand.

Again, sorry for being dense; but the good news is my confusion, now clarified, will help others do their first battery replacement correctly!

BTW, this seems to that canonical jamesdc4 thread on installing the Duralast 49-DL in an E39:
- Bimmerforums Duralast 49DL battery install - Advice please.
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