Correct Battery for 200 20v

Phil Rose pjrose at
Fri Mar 11 17:10:48 EST 2005

At 12:56 PM -0800 3/11/05, PyRo wrote:
>  Are there certain
>types of batteries that dont need the vent hose hooked
>up or do they all need it?

Only the batteries that use a corrosive (acid) liquid electrolyte and 
which generate hydrogen gas.  Don't know about your battery, but that 
accounts for most of 'em, doesn't it? Actually the main purpose of 
the vent hose is to drain away any acid "boil-over". In that sense, 
it is more accurately a "drain" rather than a vent. I doubt that a 
tiny hose going below the car has a significant effect on 
accumulation of hydrogen gas.

>  or if it starts to get hot
>should i tell everyone i have rear heated seats also.

...except that getting "hot" is not the reason for the hose.



Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(149K, Lago blue)
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