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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:20 pm 
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Yer AU is the same as EF/EL from memory, but BA is different..


u sure BA is different my pares have an xr6 and it looks tha same might bold up differently ill have to check to be sure, looks the same anyhows
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:42 pm 
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you can get a good one from a wrecker for not much money too
from memory i picked up a good one for my eb2 that was clear for like $20

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:33 am 
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I tried all the above tricks on mine and only got about 50% of the junk out. I then proceeded down the spray painting road as I had some left over from doing my rocker cover :)

I always assumed they were just a hollow bottle but they're actually full of little chambers and crap

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:35 am 
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I tried all the above tricks on mine and only got about 50% of the junk out. I then proceeded down the spray painting road as I had some left over from doing my rocker cover :)

I always assumed they were just a hollow bottle but they're actually full of little chambers and crap


thats right, thats what makes it sooooo hard!
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:36 am 
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mines clean as anything, will post a pic tommorrow. ..
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:14 am 
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I ended up having to replace mine about 8 months ago because it started to bulge like a "Pregnant lady" The Ford dealer advised me to get a new one cause it was no telling when it would blow up. So I happily handed over $76. Then after about 30 minutes I installed a brand spanking, clean, new Coolant reservoir installed. Problem is it made the rest of the Engine bay look not so good :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:15 pm 
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I ended up having to replace mine about 8 months ago because it started to bulge like a "Pregnant lady


Lucky you did replace it,
because it sounds like somebody f**k it.

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:20 pm 
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Soak it in a bucket of bleach that will help it

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:23 pm 
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Anyone have that CLR- Calcium Lime Rust to try in there?
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:56 pm 
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sif paint it, how do u see the level?? I've been loosing coolant l8ly if my tank was painted no way would i have not over heated the car by now :S
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:19 pm 
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I cleaned mine with caustic soda. Had to give it a couple a applications but it came up to a standard that Im happy with. Mine was a shocker when I got it, but I have seen worse that I dont think I could have cleaned so successfully.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:01 pm 
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Apparently aluminum cleaner is supposed to be good. i dont know personaly as ive never tried it
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:38 pm 
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I too would like mine cleaned. Ages ago the old coolant was red and now I use the green stuff.
There is still residue and that in it.... GRRRRRRRRRRR

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:45 pm 
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buy a new one.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:34 am 
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For those of you that want to get a new one for your EF & EL's from Ford the part number I think is:
92DA-8A084-AA

 

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