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Old 12 Oct 2010, 07:47 pm
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I have a 2004 Turbo Lite and the coolant reservoir is evidently broken. When you add coolant, it pours directly out of the bottom of it and onto the ground. My question is....Is there a difference in the tanks on turbo vs non-turbo? Same tanks for both engines?
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Old 12 Oct 2010, 07:49 pm
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According to Haynes, they are different.

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Old 13 Oct 2010, 11:05 pm
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Default Re: coolant reservoir question

Are you sure the coolant isn't coming from the resevoir vent tube? I once put too much coolant into my resevoir and the excess coolant immediately drained out the vent tube and onto my garage floor. Fortunately, the neighbor's cat that has been keeping me awake, nights, was passing by at that very moment, so I was rather slow in going to the kitchen to get paper towels to clean up the spill ....

(Not really! We own three cats and I cleaned up the spill immediately. But I thought it was a good story for Chauvinistic dog lovers).

Actually, the venting of the coolant out the tube part of the story was true. Do not fill your resevoir when the engine is hot, above the "Full" line. It'll just escape through the tube on the side of the container.

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