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I converted my washer resevoir to a coolant tank (thanks robbie). I did it fairly easily without out thinking myself. A marine plug, a 1 inch piece of small tube, and a good washing later, I had an overflow tank. I found a marine plug to plug the hole where the motor used to be, and a small piece of hose to adapt the larger over flow hose to the outlet on the bottom of the tank. Time invested... 15 minutes. Money invested... $4.01 plus tax.

Now, my car isnt puking everywhere, and it seems to actually run COOLER. I knew there was an advantage, but I think we are talking around 15-20 degrees! Put it this way, normal cruise temp on a 95* day is the needle almost pegged on the stock gauge... its hovering around half now.

Is it a coincidence, or did the overflow help THAT much?
 

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No coincidence...you're keeping air out of the system by having the overflow tank with a hose at the bottom connected to the radiator...

Air sucks as a cooling medium..*G*
 

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coolness.. literally /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I wonder what would happen if I got rid of the 2" gap between my fan and the radiator... hmmm... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

I have a small leak around the marine plug, but I will remedy that with a few more turns on the nut!
 

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Good job Jim!
Don't you wish you had thought of that before CF2??????
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I know moving the fan about one inch or so away and installing a fan shround helped a lot with the cooling ability of the stock 2 row in the D-coder. I still run that stock radiator; gets a bit warm in the summer but nothing to worry about...
 

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Mine has a shroud, but there is a whole lotta space between the fan and the radiator. I need to either get an electric or find me a taller spacer.
 

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I just did the same thing to my car. It's a small tank, but I can see the difference already!
 

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Hey CV thats cool (pun intended) I used a tank on Shelly and ended the little overflow everytime I stopped and always having to add fluid stopped as well
 
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