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What's that rectangular tube next to the rad?

Old 11-19-2018, 10:29 PM
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What's that rectangular tube next to the rad?

It's on the passenger side, it looks like it's clipped against the passenger side of the radiator, but I don't think it has anything to do with the radiator. I can't see where it goes from under the car or from under the hood. It looks like an air intake for something, but I can't think of anything that would use that. I've never seen anything like it on any of my other cars. Anyone know what it is, I'm just curious.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:32 PM
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its a duct that feeds air into the battery box and it is attached to the rad
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Thanks. I've never seen that before. I've seen vents to remove gases from the battery, but never a duct to feed air to the batt.
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Same purpose. Easier to push air into the battery enclosure and let it push gases out through gaps in the battery enclosure, than to pull gases out.
Potentially has a cooling effect also.
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