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When test driving a 2008 S40, I noticed that there is an air duct in the hood that runs to the battery compartment from the front end of the car and makes connection once the hood is closed. <p>Why does the battery compartment need to be cooled like this? I have never seen an air cooling technique like this on a car before. Thanks.
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (ElecEngineer)

I remember reading that it is so the acidic air can be vented so it doesn't corrode our aluminum hood.
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (volvoNB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoNB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I remember reading that it is so the acidic air can be vented so it doesn't corrode our aluminum hood.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> First person to ever give a legitimate answer on the topic
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (ElecEngineer)

Heat is also one of the biggest killers of batteries. A batteries cranking power is based off a chemical reaction which is affected by the outside temperature. Thus why its in a insulated case and then supplied with cool air when necessary.
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (volvoNB)

I could see the Venting of a Battery Pack for a Hybrid-Car like the - P - Car<p>Also , Older Style Vented Batteries , We have Sealed Batteries , then there's DryCell Batteries - Seems all the Injection Molds and Seals , Covers etc.<br>are a Bit Much , why not Install Battery in Trunk - use a Dry Cell ?
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (ElecEngineer)

Oh, Ya what a Great Idea for a Battery Cooler , Weight Distribution - which Means Better Braking & Handling .<p>Which in Most Persons Book = Safer <p>
<IMG SRC="http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii77/EngTech1/MustHavePostive.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I Totally Inspect New Interesting Models , Dealer's are Like It's Dan He's doing His Engineering Review , It's Getting so Now they ask for a Report .<p>
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How you gonna fit the spare tyre under the hood, no wait - plenty of space in the glove box.
 

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Yeah, Know What ya Mean , but Seems everyone is going Lighter , so a No<br>Spare ( Selection ) On the Options List Should get Us a -<br>Rear Mounted Battery - for those that are looking for - True Sport , Traction , Handling , Braking etc. <p>That Way It won't Cost : Volvo Anymore to Keep some Volvo Rally Followers.<br>Start a Trend in - Design Theme - to Be Added to Volvo's Option List .<p>Just an Idea - VOLVO !<p>Maybe Call It the Trailer Towing Package - a Little Extra Battery Capacity<br>Extra Power-Out-Lets <p>Besides Not Many If Any Change a Tire On the Side of the Road Anymore ! <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Battery Cooler (ElecEngineer)

Sorry - About the Big Picture .<p>In Regards to My Comments about a Towing Package or Handling Package.<p>I Remember the First Time I picked Up a IPD catalog - way back - they<br>did an Article - on Volvo's Rally History etc. - at the Time I Had a 122s<br>with the Red and White Seats . ( That's Where I Coming From )<p>I saw this Guy and read about this Volvo Guy: Wow<p>
<IMG SRC="http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii77/EngTech1/Gunnar_Header-Volvo.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Maybe Volvo Should do a ( Commemorative Package )<p>Please Read the History this Guy Made for Volvo - with a Volvo !<p>The - Gunnar Andersson - Package ______________________ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Remembering Volvo's History & Heritage .
 

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Re: (goddamnswede) - MIXING UP A BATCH - RIGHT NOW !

Just Got Done Mixing Up a Batch of Drinks - in the Blender .<p>Think Were Going to Call them - Yep - You Guess It !<p>- Have a - Battery Cooler - Cool Ya Off and Charge Ya Up ! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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