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    Coolant overflow

    Ok, I want to get rid of that big coolant overflow I have, and replace it w/a smaller piece that I can better hide, in the same location. My big question is this: Is the coolant reservoir a part of the closed system, in the sense that it does not need to be vented? or is it a better idea to allow a small vent for it to breathe? I don't want to do the wrong thing, and cause problems that could potentially cause air spots to be running through the system regularly. I know it's such a simple question, but it's better to be safe than sorry...

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    The overflow is hidden under the battery. All there is visible is the filler for it. Any overflow tank will be much larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    The overflow is hidden under the battery. All there is visible is the filler for it. Any overflow tank will be much larger.
    I found one that is only 1.5 qts I think, and it is small enough to hang on the underside of that part the battery sits on. I already have the battery sitting in the spare tire well, and figured this would help clean it up a bit, as well as potentially relocate the pwr steering pump res. beside it underneath there... You're right, I may never end up doing it, but until I get this thought out of my head somehow I'm planning on doing it, lol.

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    Well then you would want a vented one. The cap is vented on the stock one.

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    Sounds good, that's what I was thinking...

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