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 Post subject: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Hey guys I have a el xr with the sensor in the overflow bottle and I'm looking at deleting it. I can obviously go get a custom alloy one for 700 but dont really wanna spend that much has anyone ot any ideas or another radiator from another car they used.? Thanks heaps for any help.
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 Post subject: Re: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Get a header tank from a GLi. They don't usually have the low coolant warning sensor.

Why would you want to get rid of it anyway?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:39 pm 
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I don't want to delete the sensor I want to delete the whole bottle. Have like a car where it's filled from the radiator not a separate bottle. I'm doing a quick engine clean up and want my strut towers to be clean so want to remove the bottle and lines completely
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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:42 pm 
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thew reason its there is because the radiator is below the engine, and you need the header tank up higher than the head on the engine so the heads always full of water, its gravity. thats my take on it anyway, someone else can explain it in more detail

 

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 Post subject: Re: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:43 pm 
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The coolant tanks serves a couple of puposes,
1) acts as an expansion tank.
2) Is higher than the radiator/motor and allows the air in the cooling system to self bleed.

If you remove it you will need something for an expansion tank and also a way to bleed the air from the cooling system.
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 Post subject: Re: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:50 pm 
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SWC wrote:
The coolant tanks serves a couple of puposes,
1) acts as an expansion tank.
2) Is higher than the radiator/motor and allows the air in the cooling system to self bleed.

If you remove it you will need something for an expansion tank and also a way to bleed the air from the cooling system.

yep this is what i was thinking,

the father in laws skyline race car had a very small tank (500mls or so) mounted somewhere in the engine bay up high to fill the system with water and bleed the air out, so basically its easier just to leave the factory tank in otherwise a small aftermarket one will look out of place anyway

 

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 Post subject: Re: Deleting el overflow bottle.
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:55 pm 
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http://www.boostedfalcon.net/viewtopic.php?t=25150 here you go he's been using he's for a while regular drag meets too
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Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Thanks heaps wombi. I found him the other day and shot him a pm. Thanks a lot for that. So u haven't had any problems or anything with it?
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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:33 am 
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I haven't used mine yet but he's has been good and a few others that have used it aswell
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