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Well most of us dont open the engine compartment everyday i would think 
so even if we had a clear see thru header bottle with a "WARNING DANGER 
GUAGE WITH A BLINKING LIGHT" on it we couldnt see if the coolant was 
low anyway!

When i open my engine compartment i check the coolant level.

My original header bottle was so dirty and stained i had to take off 
the cover to check the coolant level.

Do you check your coolant everyday to think that the stainless bottles 
are dangerous? Some cars made now days you cant even see the coolant 
level, you can only see the coolant cover, are these dangerous too?

People think my cruise control is dangerous too but it hasn't caused me 
any problems yet!

Mark V

On Sep 7, 2005, at 1:01 PM, Elvis Nocita wrote:

> Well, so why do Renault people tell me to do it and why
> is everyting ok after about 10000 miles ?
> Did that job last year and everything went well.
> They milled off something like 1/10th millimeter. If this causes
> any problems with the chains - wow.
> Instead get a plastic header bottle with a low water warning switch
> instead of  those good looking but dangerous stainless bottles.
> You never see if you are low on coolant with those.
> Elvis
> From what i've read on some volvo forums about PRV's, you do NOT want
> to have any amount of the head surface removed in any circumstance.
> From what i've come across in my research, it causes timing chain
> problems as even the slightest change in the distance of the cams
> from the crankshaft will push the chain tensioners to the limits of
> their ability to keep proper tension on the chain.. You also have to
> remember the timing cover bolts to both the block and the head, so
> changing the tolerances between the block and head would likly mean
> the timing cover wouldn't fit quite right after you torqued the heads
> down.
> Granted, i've never actually rebuilt any of these engines myself..
> but this is what my research has told me when looking in to what it
> will take to rebuild the engine in my D
> Chris
> VIN# 3209

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