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Old 09-23-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
the little black elbow adapter that was used in the original BMW battery
Oh oh... this is the first time I'm hearing (understanding) about an original elbow for the BMW stock battery ...

When I removed my BMW dealer-installed battery last week, I didn't notice the vent-tube extension elbow. (However, I didn't even notice the vent tube at that time, let alone an original elbow.)

I 'thought' (until just now) that the vent tube went directly into the BMW battery (sans an elbow):

Now, I realize, belatedly, from your discussion, if there 'was' an elbow, that I LOST the elbow in my somewhat convoluted physical removal of the battery (that thing is HEAVY).

Note: This is 'not' how to remove a battery properly! But it's a great way to see the 'other' venting hole (plugged) in situ!

Embarrassing question:

Q: Does the original BMW battery configuration have the vent tube attached to an elbow which is then attached to the vent hole in the stock BMW battery?
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