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If anyone needs to clean out the coolant reservoir (did mine as all oily from head gasket falure) - remove from car and block up pipe holes - then insert a dishwasher tablet - fill with boiling water, re-attach cap and leave over night. Rinse and bingo good as new.
 

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Re: :cool: Coolant Resevoir - Hot Tip

Good tip. :thumbs:

Another one is to add some small stones and give the reservoir a good shake, then the stones will help dislodge all of the dirt.
 

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Re: Coolant Resevoir - Hot Tip

Good tip:thumbs: Is it easy to get the bottle off and can it be done without emptying the cooling system (just the header tank) without getting air in:confused:
 

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Thats interesting.....had heard people putting them in the dish washer but your idea sounds gentler and wife friendlier :lol:
 

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yes, 3 10mm bolts & a fw clip, you'll loose some fluid but only what in the tank, tie up the hoses as high as possible to preevnt drainage form the engine or park it on a sidewards slope would help too.
 

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obivously park the car on a slope with the reservoir UP the hill :cheese:
 

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Good tip ! it bothers me for a long time that the tank is dirty...
 
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