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Old 09-21-2011, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dvsgene View Post
although it may be common sense, press down on the clamp until fully seated before tightening the nut.
Since this is intended for newbies (I can't write any other DIY), that advice is apropos.

BTW, for closure on modifying the vent tube setup of the Duralast 49-DL so that it fits in the E39, pleiades & QSilver7 kindly showed me, over here in post #100, how best to route the Duralast 49-DL vent hose and/or to cut the last inch off the battery vent tube extension elbow so that the vent tube isn't squished between the heavy battery & the rigid vent grid on the side of the vehicle.

Here, for example, is Pleiades' method of routing the vent hose (notice the re-use of the original BMW positive terminal cover as this won't work with the flimsy Duralast terminal cover):

And, here is QSilver7's method of snipping off the last inch or so of the elbow so that it isn't kinked:

See also:
- Bimmerforums Duralast 49DL battery install - Advice please. (by jamesdc4)
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