this is pretty cool, but what do we do about the coolant sensor?
Roll in with style with this custom aluminum coolant tank! Comes with
built-in pressure cap and is ready to be installed. This is a direct fit
and replaces the OEM round tank.
Fits MK4, MK5, and MK6 body style.
Optional polished cap or black anodize finish.
Install is about 1/2hr or less.
Does not have a provision for a OEM coolant level sensor.
Typically 3-5 days for fabrication
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Last edited by hollywood@bwperformance; 07-21-2012 at 02:54 PM.
looks nice, more like a space shuttle escape pod, but still looks awesome
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Not to be a dick because I do love the way it looks but saying something is geared more toward a show car that doesn't get driven as to why you didn't take the time to figure something like a sensor into your product is like saying I was too lazy to get the jelly out for my PB and J sandwich. Your basically saying your product is half assed thrown together and you didn't feel like ensuring that your product wouldn't fail under normal driving conditions and hinder a sensor that would alert the owner to potentially serious issue. Not too mention the vast majority of people who would buy this enjoy driving their cars seeing as most are some uber rare numbers matching collectible they are drivers. So really from a marketing stand point your turning more than half of your sales down, unless your counting on the naive half wit who doesn't care what they throw on there car as long as it looks cool.
Last edited by Mk6-GLI; 07-24-2012 at 10:13 PM.
I haven't looked at it personally, but I imagine if you have the capability to manufacture this you have a cnc machine or a company that you work with who could make the fitting for the sensor and then you would add the two steps of making a hole and the welding the adapter to it and then you would have a complete product.
Twisting wires together to not have a CEL, is very old school honda rice days, lol
Last edited by Mk6-GLI; 07-27-2012 at 10:09 AM.
agreed. how hard can it really be? maybe the problem is cost, and not enough people to buy it, i don't know. I think I'll just stick to my OEM coolant tank for the time being.
I'd say stay away from this unless you have money to blow and just want something else shiny in your bay that looks like an old school stovetop espresso machine. I order one and recieved it yesterday to be greatly disappointed. Tank is much larger then the factory unit. I specifically asked if it had a barbed nipple off the cap neck to allow for directing the coolant to the ground in the case of an overflow and was told it did but when I Recieved it there was no such thing. The cap seems a little iffy as well. It's an outsourced cap/bung unit that is welded on but not designed to be used as a pressure relief cap (as can be seen on the manufactures site). Instead of sourcing a correct unit they use a cheap feeling plastic relief insert and what appeared to be a left over piece of plastic to act as a spacer so the valve would seat properly. For $230+ dollars I'm surprised they he told me the sell so many and its the reason they don't bother to take consumer input into the design and try new features out. I was told its more geared towards show cars which I'm guessing would be people with far more time and money into their bays then me. So why would they want a unit that would spray all over expensive paint work and polished aluminum? To me it's an overpriced product that doesn't make sense, but that's just me.
Some insight real quick on the whole level sensor issue...If you can't do some wire tucking and bay cleaning this isn't for you.
This isn't a performance mod, its to tie all of the components of the bay together. In the 2.5 world a VC, SRI mani, and this look sweet. Being that it is purely for aesthetics, most people have already shaved the coolant bottle which entails moving the sensor away from the bubble anyways. THAT is who this is geared towards. Its not hard to relocate, or delete the sensor and if you're into clean bays, wire tucking and deleting components is the easy part.
There seems to be a market niche that is being ignored. If your into deleting and shaving as much as possible that's one thing, but what is not addressed is those people who "clean up" there engine bay by relocating/removing redundant and unnecessary components but prefer to kept those that could cause harm to the motor (i.e. aux water pump and expansion tank). That's the only place I could see for a part like this (the reasoning I bought it) but it can't even do that well (the reason I returned it)
There are so many different threads on shaving and deleting, so I'm not going to waste my time just to prove a point. And ya, they may be missing a niche, but the group they target is willing to spend money on a whim for their bays and willing to delete an unnecessary sensor. It's stupid easy and I've never had to fill mine up, ever. So it requires a little more proactive maintenance checks, so what? It's supposed to look good, and it does.
Might want to reread my initial post before you get defensive. I have autotech guages so I have no use for the warning sensor. My complaint is on actual functionality. It's no better, actually worse the universal units available. I bought it out of convienece because it was direct replacement but the crappy cap and lack of a bleed nipple defeats its purpose for ME. All my post are MY opinion alone. I only share my experience to save others the disappointment of ordering the unit if their same goals are mine.