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Re: battery moving
-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
>Are you sure that your Interstate doesn't have the vent tube-hookup feature
? I just the other night checked my battery (was installed new when I
bought the '89 100Q in June '95), and I noticed the vent tube, and I'm sure
it is an Interstate. A very very large-cased battery. Huge.
Actually I was talking to my friendly small car repairman (next door) and he
says Interstate have a vent kit. So, that's not an issue. I'd go look at
my battery but it's raining. And dark.
>As I mull this over, it strikes me that installing a battery right under
the back seat (such as it is) *without* venting it to the outside could
potentially produce a very dangerous situation
With my coupe the suggestion was the trunk. I may very well do this ...
when I'm "all caught up" Of course the under back seat battery (many -most
- stock Audi 5k's) is vented but I remember on my 83 5kt being able to smell
it a bit. It's a pretty weird place for a battery isn't it? One good
reason I ran into though was that it provides better weight distribution.
One also has to be careful about covering the + terminal very well to avoid
short circuits (lug wrench falls across battery terminal and goes
PABOOOMPHHF! instant weld)