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Old 30 Jan 2010, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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expansion tank/bottle ?

hi huys n gals, im new to the whole scooby scene so be gentle with me
ok, i have a 96 sti and its losing coolant.....im 99% sure its leaking from the coolant bottle in the wing [if i blow down the pipe and put my hand over the filler hole i can hear bubbling in the wing and water splashes-out]
so question is peeps, do i need to remove the wing to get access to the tank? and any tips on removal of parts to gain access greatfully recieved........
thanks all
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: expansion tank/bottle ?

The rubber hose on top of the expansion tank is just an over flow and sits inside the wing for an overflow of coolant but should go away and do a pressure test to find where the leak is to be 100% sure you should try inside the car drivers and passengers footwell for wet carpet as this could be the heater core in heater matrix leaking coolant rare enough but happens
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: expansion tank/bottle ?

no m8, you missunderstand me.........i blew down the pipe at the bottom [the one that joins metal-header-tank to the wing bottle] and put my hand over the top hole [to make it airtight] but lots of water escaped when i blew, so im guessing my wing-bottle is broken [maybe it froze/expanded back in the icy spell]?
either way i was after some tips for getting access to this bottle in the wing
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