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Container beside the radiator

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20 Apr 2021 18:43 #234611 by magwitch
Can anyone tell me what is the container connected to right of the radiator?
I see mine is totally empty... is this a problem?

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20 Apr 2021 18:49 - 20 Apr 2021 18:56 #234612 by Scimike
It's the expansion catch bottle and yes it should be half full when engine is cold.
As the engine warms up the water in the engine expands and is push past the radiator cap into this bottle. As the engine cools the water is sucked back, so the engine stays full of water hot or cold. 
Over a very long period of time this water level will reduce, but if it's going down over a few weeks you have a leak
Top it up, if you look there is a fill line half way up, and keep an eye on it. It should stay at the same level (engine cold). I would also  remove the radiator cap (cold again) and make sure this is full before you put the cap back.

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Last edit: 20 Apr 2021 18:56 by Scimike.

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