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Old 12-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #21
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im curious to see how this holds up
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:21 PM   #22
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is it just me or is the engine bay white and the car TIAG?
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #23
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I just removed mine
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:54 PM   #24
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To remove the washer tank, I know it's just one bolt, but is it ok to just lift the tank out after removing the bolt, or do you have to unhook the hoses first before lifting up? Do you know of any DIYs on here? Thanks.

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Unplug the 3 sensors (well, at least the 2 on the right where you can reach... the bottom one you might have to wait till after you lift the tank out a little so you can get to it)....

Last, but most important, while standing in front of your car looking down at the tank, on the front, bottom, right, there is a hose. It has a clip that you lift the "C" off of so that you can pull the hose. When you pull it, the fluid in the tank will flow out of that opening. I just pulled it and held my finger over the hole until the tank is out and you could drain it into a bucket.

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Old 12-17-2008, 04:55 PM   #25
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To those asking how it holds up, I've been doing some spirited driving lately as well as daily traffic to and from work and it looks great!

And the comment about the color of the car vs engine bay, both are TiAg. It's just my crappy point n shoot camera + night time pics + shop light.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:07 PM   #26
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Mine is the same way. Probably the base paint.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:17 PM   #27
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Nice and subtle mod ther mate, nice one!
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:13 AM   #28
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looks good, i wonder what other colours might look good.
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i love you man!!! here is my rendition: thanks so much! looks amasing!
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i love you man!!! here is my rendition: thanks so much! looks amasing!
Oh man! That's great! I can only imagine in your all black engine bay how bad that ugly thing stuck out!! Now your whole bay matches great!
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #31
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i took mine out. along with the windshield wipers.


problem solved!
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i took mine out. along with the windshield wipers.


problem solved!
Meh, I'd rather have the ugly yellow tank than a big empty space.

I'd take out the wipers too, but it's been raining for the last week...so they've actually been useful, even though I use rain x.

I actually want to do a single wiper conversion....
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dang i just took that out yesterday i shoulda done that. lol
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:36 AM   #34
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thats clean as hell. Doing this on a free weekend.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:33 AM   #35
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Looked over the holiday, mine is already black...

Well, the top is, the rest of the tank is still white, has not yellowed yet.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:37 AM   #36
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I love threads like this. Very simple, inexpensive, and rather easy to do... and yet it results in a great looking finished product.

Oh and using the tape to leave an exposed line so you know where the fluid level is at

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #39
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I love threads like this. Oh and using the tape to leave an exposed line so you know where the fluid level is at
Funny you mentioned this as I was wondering if the OP had problems knowing what the level was with the opaque finish. You've solved the problem with this suggestion. Would this be considered a mod-mod? (ouch!) Seriously, nice addition.
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