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Which recess does the coolant reservoir seal go in?

Upper:

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Lower:

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I originally fitted it in the lower recess, but it's not a tight fit so i thought maybe it's meant to go in the upper recess???

Ed

Edited by Leeds_finest

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I just happen to have changed my rad so I just popped out to the garage and took old one apart for you. The seal in mine was in the lower recess. I have another one in a breaker car if you want me to check that too.

Tell you what though, in your second picture the seal looks loose, I can see daylight between seal and recess and I'm sure this should be a snug fit so I'm not surprised it's seeping.

Edited by jamesf

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Fairly certain I've got exactly the same problem on my radiator; just haven't had the guts to take it apart yet

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Well ever since I bought the car six thousand miles ago, it's always leaked.

However, it's not really an issue because it simply empties the reservoir but the system itself remains full, so, not a big deal, but while I was on the case I thought I would fix it.

Now that the genuine seal doesn't work properly, I may just silicon the bottle back in. I know it's a bodge, but if it works, then that's an improvement.

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