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Old 01-01-2009, 09:16 AM   #41
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^ or just fill it up every few weeks if your worried about it. I don't think I've filled mine up once since I've purchased the car. Every time it goes to the dealer it comes back magically re-filled...

Those days are about to end though =(
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #42
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You can always wait until the low washer fluid level light comes on. Then add fluid.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:50 PM   #43
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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.
Did you even read:

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b) the post you're responding to?



a) In my first post, I said that I used tape to leave a line where I can see the level
b) the post you're responding to is a guy saying 'good job on leaving the line'
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #44
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Did you even read:

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a) In my first post, I said that I used tape to leave a line where I can see the level
b) the post you're responding to is a guy saying 'good job on leaving the line'
Why you would want to read and comprehend the post you're quoting? That's so 2008!
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:15 AM   #45
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i approve! really nice work,looks OEM
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:25 AM   #46
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what type of spray paint did you use?
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i approve! really nice work,looks OEM
Hahaha thanks!!

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what type of spray paint did you use?
Sand, Flat Black primer, sand, flat black primer, high temp flat black, high temp flat black. All bought from local auto supply store.

Still looks great, even after washing the car and wiping down the engine bay afterward! Will take follow up pic as soon as this rain stops and it's safe to bring her out of the garage
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #48
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looks great. now I know what I'm doing on my next free weekend.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:02 PM   #49
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Did you even read:

a) In my first post, I said that I used tape to leave a line where I can see the level
b) the post you're responding to is a guy saying 'good job on leaving the line'
Clearly, I did not read closely enough as i skimmed your original post. You did in fact address it. I stand corrected.
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LOL! No worries
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #51
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Nice job, I did something similar on another car but used a primer (forgot the name) and it is specially made to bond to plastic. I find 'regular' paint eventually flakes off as it isn't flexible enough and isn't bonded to the plastic.
AutoZone carrys a bunch of this pain in different colors. Just thought I would throw in my 2-cents.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #52
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Nice DIY mod. I plan on doing this soon. Although I just ordered the black washer cap with the white symbol on it. If correct, its 61 66 1 379 054. I will find out when it comes in.
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im curious to see how this holds up
Update on my old thread......

I added some new parts to my car recently so I decided to take some pictures tonight. As you can see, the washer tank is still looking as great as the day I did this paint job!




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Old 04-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #54
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Ok, I am seriously thinking about doing this, it looks great!
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Thank you for the great post TKC. I wanted to do the same, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to remove the tank. There are too many sensors and connectors into it. Can you please give me detailed description on how to remove the tank including unplugging everthing?

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:07 PM   #56
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Black top from the factory and no discoloration but I might do this one
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Thank you for the great post TKC. I wanted to do the same, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to remove the tank. There are too many sensors and connectors into it. Can you please give me detailed description on how to remove the tank including unplugging everthing?

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It's really easy. One bolt, two connectors. Pulls straight up.
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