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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:37 pm 
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G'day, ive finally hidden all my wiring and smoothed my strut towers, however the time has come to get rid of the reservoir... Does anyone know the best way to go about it. Should i build a custom one, can i block off the hose on the side of the reservoir? Is there an alternative place for the radiator cap? Any ideas? Also, how do i wire the coolant level sensor so it doesnt beep at me anymore?
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:39 pm 
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im not so sure its a good idea to try get rid of it totally.
maybe try craft a box to cover it. or paint it, i think hyena has his painted.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:44 pm 
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nah, ive gone to the effort of making my towers all smooth and getting rid of all the wiring, i dont wanna cover it all up. Im surprised someone here hasn't tried before?
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:07 pm 
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i suppose u could get one of the end tanks of the radiator modified to cater for your needs.. hell u mite be able to stick the switch in there too..

depends how much u wanna do i spose

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:16 pm 
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Here is an idea.

Pick up a copy of Just Parts & find the ad for the coolant filter. This $50 item gets added to the highest point on the upper hose & allows you to fill & bleed the cooling system (ie. no air bubbles) in one go. You then could have an overfill bottle hidden anywhere you like.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:50 am 
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ill look into it... any other ideas?
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:55 am 
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Is there twwo threads of this going? As my post is disapeaed!?!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:59 am 
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Mate, check oout BPT whho are a site sponser, or PWR or AWC (who sell PWR's ones), they all make aluminium replacement boottles. And iff yyou require one with the coolant sensor, which neither BPT or PWR have listed, PWR will make them to suit, I think the new part number is 5659, but not sure...
Anyways I think they look pretty cool and tidy, just a squarish polished alumium box really.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:36 pm 
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yeh id see if a tig welder can make up something for you that can be hidden more easily (as a big overflow tank will hide ur strut towers..)

like a welded tube mounted vertically somewhere with the top having a rad cap, the sensor somewhere down its side, and mounted where u cant see much more than the cap itself..

there is of course the height issue i think the overflow has to be high?

 

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