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4C accessing brake & radiator fluids

does anyone know how to gain access to the brake and radiator fluids under the front hood which does not open on the 4C
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As I have understood you can unscrew it, it's just not a hood in the usual sense. A bit like it was on the old Audi A2.
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The handbook is available on-line from the Alfa infomobile app.
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Hi Cue2. I cannot find the handbook for the 4C on Alfa InfoMobile, only the 147,159, Guilietta and Mito. What am I doing wrong?
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Hi Tereg, nice for you to have to know !
I happened to find it a few months back when looking for the Giulietta service info. It may gone ?
Yep. Just checked and it is not listed.
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You access the brake fluid reservoir (as well as the washer fluid bottle) via the recess between the windscreen and the bonnet. No need to remove the bonnet.

The coolant reservoir is in the engine compartment proper.
 
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Doesnt sound good that your already needing to check fluids on a brand new 4C
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Sounds good to me to discover the various service panels, orifices and flaps before you stand at the petrol station looking like a complete dimwit
 
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Sounds good to me to discover the various service panels, orifices and flaps before you stand at the petrol station looking like a complete dimwit
Fair point
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Why would you not check fluids?
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Why would you not check fluids?
On a Brand new one, i would have thought you would need too?
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On a brand new car you don't really have to check any fluids. They're probably there and the car has after all been test driven. On the other hand, having the brake fluid's boiling point checked is obligatory on all trackdays around these parts. Don't know about the UK or US though.

Also, inspecting the coolant visually before and after hard driving is the smart thing to do. The coolant is a good tell-tale for various (potential) engine problems.

On a Hyundai i20 I wouldn't bother. On a 4C I would.
 
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It don't matter how new (or old) your car is, the fluids should be checked regularly.
It's a good idea also (as Twauster said) to figure out the various flaps and things before you stand in the petrol station forecourt.I didn't get to find out that my petrol flap was broken until it fell on the floor with a queue of people behind me!

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I agree. I would much rather pay for a ripped hose or container than a new engine. (I remember the Mercedes Vito from work needing a new fuel hose because... it was apparently not specced to carry fuel and dissolved. **** happens.)

With that procedure in the instructions for use for filling up on washer liqued though... Slightly nuts. Will carry my own washer fluid and a bog role for wiping the windscreen in between drives me thinks.
 
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