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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:06 pm 
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WTF is a battery snorkel? what does it do? :?:
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:13 pm 
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my guesstimation is in that plastic box that the battery sits in, there is little pipes. These are connected to bigger pipes :P My thoughts are that these are to provide a bit of ventilation to keep the battery cool and dry.

or alternatively, i could be completely wrong :shock:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:19 pm 
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nicco wrote:
my guesstimation is in that plastic box that the battery sits in, there is little pipes. These are connected to bigger pipes :P My thoughts are that these are to provide a bit of ventilation to keep the battery cool and dry.

or alternatively, i could be completely wrong :shock:

bingo! the snorkle just directs air around the battery to stop it from getting too hot....... i'd advise against removing it cos a friend took his out and killed a few batteries in quick succession..... it all stopped when he put the snorkle/shroud back on it

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:21 pm 
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bingo! the snorkle just directs air around the battery to stop it from getting too hot....


ditto that.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:18 pm 
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EFs and ELs had them under the battery, going down to under the bumper. I think most of them fell out after the first year though, because they were held in by one self tapper, and I used to see them lying around on medium strips.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:47 pm 
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Is that what that thing is for? I just thaught it was to stop s**t going everywhere if ya battery exploded!

 

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 Post subject: Re: WTF is a Battery Snorkel
Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:00 pm 
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EDSteve wrote:
WTF is a battery snorkel? what does it do? :?:


the plastic box that the battery sits in provides cooling to the battery and to an extent insulates it from the engine bay heat. By keeping your battery cool, it extents the life of the battery.

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:18 pm 
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yeah i round mine sitting on top of my drivers side wheel once, half of it still there tho
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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:36 pm 
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All of my battery snorkel system is still in place on my EL.

It must work, coz I only replaced the factory fitted Motorcraft battery a couple of months ago. That battery had lasted six years.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:46 pm 
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So If You Put On A Bigger Snorkel And Better Air Flow It Cools THe Battery Down And Ya Gain An Extra 4rwkws LOL
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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:50 pm 
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So If You Put On A Bigger Snorkel And Better Air Flow It Cools THe Battery Down And Ya Gain An Extra 4rwkws LOL


You've got it, everyone should put a tickford battery snorkel on. Yeah theres one on my car, and it goes directly to the side of the battery it didnt take eintstein to figure that out, (well i figured it out so how hard could it be for someone older than me)

 

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Spider_GT wrote:
So If You Put On A Bigger Snorkel And Better Air Flow It Cools THe Battery Down And Ya Gain An Extra 4rwkws LOL


You've got it, everyone should put a tickford battery snorkel on. Yeah theres one on my car, and it goes directly to the side of the battery it didnt take eintstein to figure that out, (well i figured it out so how hard could it be for someone older than me)

I dont have a snorkel. There is an oval shape hole in the battery shroud, that must be where it goes. Any one got a picture of one? Please :lol:
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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:55 pm 
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Nanger wrote:
EFs and ELs had them under the battery, going down to under the bumper. I think most of them fell out after the first year though, because they were held in by one self tapper, and I used to see them lying around on medium strips.
hey genius tell me how the f**k they can fall out...

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:59 pm 
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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:12 pm 
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Look at the left hand side of the bottom of the front bumper, you'll be able to see it. It isn't really very big but mine is there. :)

EDIT: left hand side when looking at the front of the car !

 

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