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    Default Silicone/Alloy Tube water pipe?

    Anyone used a combo to replace the long rad-header tank one... Debating a silicone and alloy tube combo to match my new air intake?

    Debating a 10mm alloy pipe attatched to my battery box, like the pipe does now on then add on the silicone bends or some straight silicone bent to shape...

    Anyone done similar?

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    Nope but I have seen glass ones so you can see the fluid circulating

    This is the company: http://engineoptics.com/shop/index.html
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    Nope but I have seen glass ones so you can see the fluid circulating

    This is the company: http://engineoptics.com/shop/index.html

    That is smart, but you would need to change your coolant to blue....

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    Blue antifreeze

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    the glass ones look cool, has anyone tried one?

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    A guy on an MG forum I use has them and they look cool but I would be worried about them breaking.

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    they do look cool,. i guess they must be strong enough provided you dont drop something on them or something.

    if my car is ever running right again i am very tempted, have to use either blue or bright green antifreeze tho!

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    Might just use acrylic tubing!

    Been debating putting an LED window in the top of the airbox to come on with the bonnet ones... Could light the water tube also!

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    there isnt much to see in the airbox tho surely?

    you could in theory monitor the temp of your coolant with one of those infa red thermometers if you ever thought there was a problem with it lol.

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