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Old 09-24-2011, 08:50 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
The little black elbow is in the diagram for the BMW oe battery.

You only need the elbow if you are using a battery that vents from the side...it facilitates attaching the car's gray vent tube by giving it a solid right angle that is inserted into the battery's side vent hole...while allowing you to shove the battery back into the corner without pinching the car's vent tube.

If you have a top vented battery that requires the extension "vent kit"...you won't need the black elbow.

You can see the original black elbow in these pics below:

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And it is BMW part # 61 21 1 377 835 (cost approx 52 from BMW dealer)...see #11 in the diagram below:


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Originally Posted by Edgy36-39
No Quick not used, it came already pretty dirty!
Sorry 'bout that. I "assumed" since it looked kinda used...but you know what they say about assumptions... And the kits usually come in a sealed pkg...so again...I assumed...but was incorrect.

Here's one of the sealed "vent kits" that came with one of my Duralast batteries...it's on my e34 525iT web page so this means a purchase date around 2005/2006:



E34 525iT battery location - below rear seat
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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