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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:17 pm 
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hi,
My coolant bottle cracked so needed to get a new one. the one i got from the wreckers is very dirty on the inside. i was wonderin if anyone knew a good way of cleaning it??

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:19 pm 
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get 750ml of clean water... add lots of sand to hit.. (1 small cup) pour into the bottle.. and shake violently for 15 mins.. :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:19 pm 
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Paint it looks much better.
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:21 pm 
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gryph wrote:
Paint it looks much better.
i painted mine black..as its not a very sexy engine bay accessory stock to look at... pics in another thread in this forums under "my engine bay mods/engine dress up kit"

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:22 pm 
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yer sunds good. have u got any other alternatives to sand???
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:37 pm 
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bleach, that may work, ummm some rocks. but i dont no if bleach would kill the bottle and contaminate (didnt spell it right i think) the coolant so its f**k your engine.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:47 pm 
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best thing to use is 1 or 2 cup of rice and water and then shake like f**k. if its really bad try a ouple of times.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Buy a new one.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:22 pm 
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i must try this with mine.

When i had my old eb fairmont..it had a PERFECT overfill bottle then when i got the wreckers to fit the EL motor (i couldnt b stuffed) when i got it home i then realised my bottle was "magically" Dirty and s**t looking. they didnt know what i was talking abt... Pricks!@

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:39 pm 
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I bought a brand new one, it started going browny after a month, then I crashe my car and cracked it and broke the mounting points. Good way to blow $115.

I think painting them is the way to go, especialy since they have a low coolant sensor.
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:48 pm 
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thats strange how urs started goin brown???? the whole time i had mine. Stayed the same nice clear colour. I think they look a bit weird painted but if i painted mine i think id do it black.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:42 pm 
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Personally I wouldn't paint as you can't quickly glance at the level.

I've used rice once, and gravel once - both did a good job, but you need to be gentle with the gravel!
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:11 am 
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yeah i was told by a mechanic that bleach is the way but it looks like you should kill 2 birds with one stone, Bleach your rice while cleaning your overflow bottle with them both.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:41 am 
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:17 am 
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Yeah id just get a new one, cleaning the old one still wont look as good.

 

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