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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Found this under the Fuel Filler Cap- What is it for? Reply with quote

Not quite sure what the item is supposed to do as it just sits there not attached to anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some trickle charger connector maybe??
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has someone routed the cables for external battery charger through to the fuel flap area. Looks to me like a quick fit extension cable similar to those with the Ctek etc so you don't have to use the crocodile clips every time.. Actually a really good place to put it assuming thee is no spark risk when connecting or disconnecting.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its not standard thats for sure !

Wire colour would indicate its for a trickle charger ..

Im not sure thats the best place to put an electrical connection that might possibly spark at some point Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a charger connector?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My uncle (RAF fast jet pilot and later BA Captain) once put his cigarette out in a jar of petrol in front of me to show that it was the vapour that catches fire.

I’d still never do the same thing- my tolerance for risk is lower than his, even perceived risk. As such, I’d have that connector and associated wiring out of there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:18 pm    Post subject: CTEK Trickle Charger Reply with quote

Ok Thanks - so I could get a CTEK spark free charger and use that to charge the battery via the petrol filler cap.

I have another weird connection cable end under the bonnet which I have no idea what is for - will post a photo up of that one shortly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
My uncle (RAF fast jet pilot and later BA Captain) once put his cigarette out in a jar of petrol in front of me to show that it was the vapour that catches fire.



Sounds like the sort of uncle every lad should have Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: CTEK Trickle Charger Reply with quote

DAVIDGT996 wrote:
I have another weird connection cable end under the bonnet which I have no idea what is for - will post a photo up of that one shortly.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: CTEK Trickle Charger Reply with quote

DAVIDGT996 wrote:
Ok Thanks - so I could get a CTEK spark free charger and use that to charge the battery via the petrol filler cap.

I have another weird connection cable end under the bonnet which I have no idea what is for - will post a photo up of that one shortly.


There would presumably need to be terminals attached to the battery.

I would want any mystery cables tested before connecting anything to them.

Maybe you've got an early 996 plug-in hybrid prototype? Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Mystery Tour Reply with quote

I will follow the cables through and see where they end up. How exciting
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed - look like ctek charger connection.
Hard to see why you'd route it there rather than up from battery to near the wipers - remote from any petrol vapour....
918s had some well documented fires attributed to petrol filler & exhaust proximity.
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