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Colant reservoir setup - am I doing it wrong?
I have purchased on of those universal coolant reservoir setups (plastic container, two rubber hoses and metal bracket). You know, trying to be environment friendly and not to dump coolant all over NJ state :-)
Now, while the setup is pretty straight forward (hose from radiator to lower port on the container and another hose from upper part onto the street), when I checked the coolant level, it is always the same. There is no fluctuation in coolant level when the engine is hot or cold. Is it normal? I have filled the radiator to about 1" below the cap and then filled the coolant reservoir to "cold" line (all when the engine was cold). The radiator cap that I have is vented.
Any help in either confirming that it works as it should or that I can't setup simple plastic container is appreciated.