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Washer Bottle / Radiator Overflow

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by MY_84_VK, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. MY_84_VK

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    Hi Everybody,
    I have noticed in a lot of magazines, on VK/VH show cars that they have no washer/overflow bottles in the engine bay (well none that I can see anyway).
    Just wondering if anyone has managed to hide there bottles?
    If so can anyone tell me where as I am keen to do it myself.
    Cheers
     
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    there not just taken off for shows?? just a guess. a show car wouldnt need washer bottles if its never on the road. may possibly be using a smaller overflow tank??
     
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    Yeah I thought they could take it off but there's no holes where the bolts go? And if it was going to be a show car wouldn't you just take the wiper blades out if you weren't going to be using them, lol.
    I thought of a smaller bottle, but the question again is, where do I hide it?
     
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    under the left front gard, boot you can make em out off coke bottles if you want
     
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    with a little imagination you can put them anywhere. overflow can be a bit of a prob though cos' its meant to be te highest point of he cooling system, but others have relocated them with no side effects.

    i think the overflow bottles look good where they are. as long as they are clean and white, not the rusty pooh colour they go after a few years.
     
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    You can buy stainless overflow bottle that sits beside your radiator. You can't really notice it though because it's right against the radiator support panel.

    As for the washer bottle, I'm moving mine under the plenum cover. I'm gonna look around for a smaller bottle to fit in there.
     
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    Yeah that's what the one I'm looking at is and yeah I'm hiding the washer up there too, if you find a smaller bottle that fits perfect any chance you could let me know what it's from? Been looking everywhere for one, lol.
     
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    If you plan on using the washer bottle it needs to be mounted lower than the washer jets, the lower the better else when you go hard around corners it was sifon the water out via the jets
    The radiator overflow should be higher than the radiator, there are spots higher up inside the front guards suitable for this.

    scott
     
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    VT washer bottle into VH

    Hey gurus,

    Massive thread dig but this is the most appropriate thread to add to instead of starting a new one.

    So, anyone tried to put a VT bottle in? I want the charcoal canister, rad overflow and washer bottle out of the bay but most people have talked about putting the bottle up under a guard. I was thinking about using the hole under the charcoal cannister for the filler neck of a VT bottle with a modification for the kink in the neck and sticking it up under the guard. The overflow can go at the top edge closest to the drivers door and the cannister will find another home somewhere. I've also seen a few people using the VR/VS bottles aswel.

    Anyone have any thoughts or experiences they'd like to share?

    Lewie.
     
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    I think most people use the VS one.

    The neck coming up through that hole would look weird though.
     
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    I'm not even using an overflow bottle on me wagz at the moment, didn't have one in there for the 2 months it was on the road. Will put one in there, just never got around to it. Kept an eye on the fluids but not much happened. I've just ran a hose straight from the filler neck, down facing the road.
     
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    Maybe... I would mod the filler neck so i only protruded no more than 2 inches through the panel. I might have another look though.
     

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