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Old 06-10-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Coolant Refill - any one use one of these?

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Old 06-10-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Schwaben makes nice products. Honestly though, it's something you do every 2+ years and straight forward enough of a job that I wouldn't spend $75+ on a special tool. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
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Seems tedious and unnecessary since the E46 already has a bleed vent. And it's FREE.

To each his own though. Half the fun is in the tools.

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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Oh I have changed my fluid a few times for one reason or another. I originally say a mighty vac tool that someone was using on a VW and they were done in minutes and always though that would be cool. However the Mighty Vac one is I think double the price, but I hear what you are saying about low use. I'm no stranger to buying tools to make my life simpler or tools that serve one purpose. This car takes a bunch of tools that serve one purpose and not needed often butt my justification is buying a tool and the part plus doing the work myself is usually a lot cheaper than the price quoted at a dealer.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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I think half of Schwaben's products are relabeled Chinese stuff. For instance, their bit set is identical to the one you can get at Harbor Freight except it costs twice as much.

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