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tamadrumr88
08-31-2007, 03:07 AM
i was thinking about getting the b6 black coolant reservoir and accompanying q7 coolant overflow cap.... is this something i can just swap fairly easily or do i need to bleed the coolant system of air, much like brakes?

Ewok_Fetus
08-31-2007, 04:36 AM
The B6 no longer comes in black so you would have to actually buy it used... Audi only makes them in the same clear plastic that gets brown over time... You can also just use your old cap as it fits and works... If you clamp off the line carefully, then there would be no need to bleed the lines...

matt_mcmhn
08-31-2007, 04:44 AM
Could you just paint the old one?

Ewok_Fetus
08-31-2007, 05:08 AM
Could you just paint the old one?

Unless you want to open your res everytime to see if you have a good coolant level, I would stray away from that...

mike-2ptzero
08-31-2007, 05:15 AM
Unless you want to open your res everytime to see if you have a good coolant level, I would stray away from that...

Unless you put down a thin tape down from just below the min to just above the max area before spraying the tank. This way there is a small window to look at the level.

tamadrumr88
09-03-2007, 04:04 PM
hmmm -- i was looking at the Q7 cap since that is also black... im tired of having 73 colors in my engine bay... black and silver looks best