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I have 1996 Audi A6 2.8L V6. My battery is dying now. I checked amp and it was 250CCA which it has to be 650CCA. I tried to buy a new battery in the Walmart, but they said my Audi doesn't have vent tube. so they cant replace it for me. Instead, I need to buy special battery for my car that costs $155. But, I found one white tube next to the battery that had been disconnected. So, I asked the mechanic in the walmart again. He said he is not sure, but if it is the vent tube for the battery, he can replace it. So, my question is "is it vent tube for battery?" It is opaque white tube connected to the body. My old battery does not have any vent tube connection, so it may be disconnected because it was not necessary. If I buy regular battery, is it gonna work? Thank you!!

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If you car has been running without a tube then it should be ok without one. All the Walmart Store is doing is to cover themselves as well as sell you a more expensive one. I would shop around and get other opinions. I am not saying you do not need one but get other advice. Could save you some money. I had one store say that a certain part would not work on my Buick but another mechanic installed it and two years later it is still working.

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