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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Cooling System

I recently bought my 3 and so far I am very pleased. I am still learning about it, but I had just found out that some 3's take a FL-22 coolant and some do not. I feel silly asking this, but can anybody tell me where to locate the coolant radiator cap under the hood of the car? I have looked all over and all I see is the overflow tank. Do I need to remove something to reach it? The only reason for this is to find out if my 3 requires the FL-22 coolant.
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the expansion tank = radiator cap.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Cooling System

very interesting. i didn't know of a car that didn't have a radiator cap until now. :shock:
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 11:05 AM
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Re: Cooling System

That is the radiator cap. Run your car for a couple of minutes, turn it off and you can hear the 'foosh' of the releasing pressure. Its a full on pressure cap, and that is the resivoir on the passenger side middle.
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