[xj] Series 2 battery cooling box

The box has long gone. One thing that remains is a wide
rubber tube - 2/3 cm dia which I think emerged from the
box and formed a T, one end of which goes into the bulkhead
and the other end of which is closed by what I can only
describe as a rubber bulb. Anybody any ideas what this was
for - apart from feeding battery fumes into the car - or
maybe it actually blew air into the box even though the box
had it’s own fan? I am going to blank the open end off but
simply wondered what it was actually for.–
Rolph XJ6 C Manual/SU’s/: Alicante(Spain) Tampere(Finland)
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Rolph,
I still have my battery box, sitting on the shelf, although the cooling fan
is gone. The rubber device you are describing is principally a drain for
the air inlet plenum beneath the grill immediately in front of the
windscreen. It also serves as a drain for the battery box. The rubber bulb
you describe is a duckbill valve which allows liquid to pass through while
keeping engine compartment vapors out of the cabin.

There is another of these drains on the other side of the air plenum. Of
course this one does not have the side connection for a battery. You might
want to buy another one of these to replace the one with the useless battery
connection.

Gene McGough
XJ6C II 1976
XK-150 FHC S834515DN----- Original Message -----
From: “Rolph” rolph.muller@gmail.com
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 6:28 AM

The box has long gone. One thing that remains is a wide
rubber tube - 2/3 cm dia which I think emerged from the
box and formed a T, one end of which goes into the bulkhead
and the other end of which is closed by what I can only
describe as a rubber bulb. Anybody any ideas what this was
for - apart from feeding battery fumes into the car - or
maybe it actually blew air into the box even though the box
had it’s own fan? I am going to blank the open end off but
simply wondered what it was actually for.

Rolph XJ6 C Manual/SU’s/: Alicante(Spain) Tampere(Finland)

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In reply to a message from Gene McGough sent Sat 25 Jun 2011:

Fantastic Gene - thank you very much!–
The original message included these comments:

There is another of these drains on the other side of the air plenum. Of
course this one does not have the side connection for a battery. You might
want to buy another one of these to replace the one with the useless battery


Rolph XJ6 C Manual/SU’s/: Alicante(Spain) Tampere(Finland)
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Rolph,

When it comes time to remove one of these rubber drains, you may have the
same problem I had. There is no way to apply a screwdriver or any other
tool to the hose clamp. It will slide off readily without loosening by
pulling with some kind of hook device. I used a tool designed to lift paint
can lids. (The other end lifts beer crown lids.)

Assembly may be the reverse of disassembly, but I designed a clamp that I
liked better. Think: lock wire around a strip of metal with a couple
guides. Slide into place, then twist until tight enough.

Gene McGough
XJ6C II 1976
XK-150 FHC S834515DN----- Original Message -----
From: “Rolph” rolph.muller@gmail.com
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:53 AM

Fantastic Gene - thank you very much!

The original message included these comments:

There is another of these drains on the other side of the air plenum. Of
course this one does not have the side connection for a battery. You
might
want to buy another one of these to replace the one with the useless
battery


Rolph XJ6 C Manual/SU’s/: Alicante(Spain) Tampere(Finland)

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