[DML] Re: Coolant overflow bottle and sensor?
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[DML] Re: Coolant overflow bottle and sensor?



Look for a late-80's/early 90's BMW 3 or 5 series - they use a 
pressurized plastic water reservoir that has a level sensor built 
into it. It's a little wider than the DMC unit.

This would have to *replace* the DMC coolant bottle - it's still
pressurized, and not an "overflow" bottle in the normal sense of
being on the de-pressurized side of the radiator cap. 

Dave Swingle


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@xxxx> wrote:
>  
> There were comments recently about adding a coolant overflow bottle 
and
> level sensor.  Sounds like such a good idea I'll assume several have
> done it, or found good reason not to.  
> 
> I am considering moving my new metal coolant bottle forward toward 
the
> coil to help make a bit more room for said bottle - all those 
opposed?
> 
> What volume bottle is required?  I assume that it's a factor of the
> amount of overall coolant in the system?
> 
> If I do this I assume I now fill the metal bottle and half fill the
> overflow bottle - yes?
> 
> How has anyone else chosen to integrate the low coolant light into 
their
> cabin?
> 
> Any suggestions on a good late model car with a overflow bottle of 
the
> right size that mounts well in the D?
> 
> I'm ready to head to the local junkyard to a=start shopping - just 
point
> me the way.
> 
> Tom







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