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Old 10-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Is this possible on our cars? I'm trying to clean up my engine bay as much as possible, that thing looks like crap
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Is this possible on our cars? I'm trying to clean up my engine bay as much as possible, that thing looks like crap
You can remove it, just be sure to top off your radiator once in a while. You could just relocate it. Go get a universal over flow tank from the auto parts store and put it in the fender well.
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i havent had one on my 99 in forever, nothing ever seems to come out through the overflow tube, even if i keep it topped off...
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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Alrighty thanks guys
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i did a remote location, kinda hood but I used a bottle and cut a hole into the cap and ran the overflow into it. Mounted the bottle on the side of the radiator (shelf/frame) cant be seen only underneath the car.
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proper header tank > deleting this ****.
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I removed mine last summer and it's been fine since. I just top it off every couple of weeks. I ran the line that would normally connect to the overflow down the side of the radiator so it drips down low.
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I removed mine last summer and it's been fine since. I just top it off every couple of weeks. I ran the line that would normally connect to the overflow down the side of the radiator so it drips down low.
Thats illegal and will kill animals. Wheres PETA?
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Yah, actually antifreeze tastes sweet to animals. All animals including dogs.
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What's antifreeze?
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Antiboil? Florida FTW!
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Most tracks dont like you taking them out either, you can get an oil catch can and mod it to work if you want one that looks cool. Its there for a good reason and should not be removed. why Dont you just take the radiator out while your at it and run with out the valve cover on so you can see the cams move?
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I painted mine red to blend in, not so much an eyesore anymore.

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I'd expect ------ry of this nature on the other forum. But not here...
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Deleting the charcoal canister is one thing, but why rid of the overflow tank? I have to say though, after the rebuild my coolant level has not changed at all in 10k miles. Overflow is still right where I left it and my radiator is still filled right to the neck. So I could do away with mine and cap off the overflow and probably never have to worry about it, but why? Real estate isn't that much of a problem for us is it?
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Most tracks dont like you taking them out either, you can get an oil catch can and mod it to work if you want one that looks cool. Its there for a good reason and should not be removed. why Dont you just take the radiator out while your at it and run with out the valve cover on so you can see the cams move?
I would say all tracks. During tech inspection, they will look for an overflow. They do not take kindly to racers spilling slippery substances of any kind on the track.
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I painted mine red to blend in, not so much an eyesore anymore.


I really like that, I might steal your idea except with black to match my car Did you make that metal plate in front of the radiator? I'll look into that catchcan from summit, I have all winter to do **** to my car
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ever since i installed my turbo i've been checking up on my engine in regular basis, i see the coolant over flow tank at different levels all the time.
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