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Old 11-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Default Gauging Interest, GR Dual Reservoir (Coolant/Washer Fluid)

Hey guys just looking for some feedback on a new product we're thinking of putting into production. It is a Dual Reservoir (Coolant and Washer Fluid) for the 2008-2014 WRX & STi models.

It fits in the OEM Coolant location and it means you can completely remove the OEM Washer tank allowing for easier fitment of intercooler tubing. For those that have already removed the washer tank to run intercooler tube, you get your washer tank back. It's also MUCH more durable than the OEM plastic parts.


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  • Laser Cut and CNC Formed Sheetmetal
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Price point will be ~$290 which is in line with our current 2002-2005 Dual Reservoir that sells for a little less.

Another neat feature is that this part will also fit ANY turbo EJ engine as well. Although, with the older cars some FMIC tubing may interfere.I know the hawkeye guys have been after me to design a dual reservoir for them, so hopefully this will make at least a couple of them happy

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, but it's what I've got for now...









Installed in a 2012 STi




Installed in a 2004 STi (A/C line is over the wash cap, but there is plenty of clearance to open/close the cap and fill)



Let me know your thoughts!
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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I actually saw this on your site while I was drooling over the holy headers I will more than likely pick one up to install alonelg with my FMIC!

Speaking of the headers how long is the projected wait time for them to be back in stock?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Awesome!

It depends on how much more the backorder log grows, but right now it looks like we'll have some on the shelf around the week of the 18th.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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I would actually prefer this not be where the OEM one is.

But I am interested. Any ETA on this?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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Actually, **** it. I'll buy one right now. Give me paypal address. I want it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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How do the washer pump/line play into this?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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I would actually prefer this not be where the OEM one is.

But I am interested. Any ETA on this?
It's tough to consolidate two reservoirs in very many locations. We went this route on the GRs because it seems there are so many FMIC interference issues with the factory washer tank location. Moving it to the other side of the engine would requite rewiring the washer pump, and adding plumbing for the coolant and washer lines. Plus, it's big so there's not much open real estate.

Once the design is finalized we should have them in ~8 weeks.

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Actually, **** it. I'll buy one right now. Give me paypal address. I want it.
Thanks! We should have them available in ~8 weeks once the design is said and done.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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Looks fantastic!

Can't really remember but my hawkeye had the washer tank in the bumper and theirs comes with an overflow tank. I used Perrin's FMIC.

Weight?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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Are you planning to add fluid level indicators like on the GD part?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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I love mine. Looks boss. :needs to post better pics of it:
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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I'll buy one!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #12
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Looks fantastic!

Can't really remember but my hawkeye had the washer tank in the bumper and theirs comes with an overflow tank. I used Perrin's FMIC.

Weight?
Correct, the hawkeye is similar to the GRs with washer tank location.

Weight is 2 pounds empty. There will be more than that in fluid weight.

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Are you planning to add fluid level indicators like on the GD part?
This is an ongoing debate there. It will add ~$30 to the cost which will bring the price over $300. Worth it? Still mulling this over here.

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Old 11-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #13
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Is it going to make my washer fluid hot?


Looks very nice, are you going to anodize it?
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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Is it going to make my washer fluid hot?
Looks very nice, are you going to anodize it?
Mounted on the radiator I would say so

It will come powder coated black.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #15
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Mounted on the radiator I would say so

It will come powder coated black.

Awesome. Ill be getting one.

Hot window washer fluid cleans better anyways
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This is an ongoing debate there. It will add ~$30 to the cost which will bring the price over $300. Worth it?
I think a fluid level indicator should be added at least to the coolant side of it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #17
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I would happily pay a little more to know where my coolant overflow level is at. Mine is currently slowly (<1" per 3 months) consuming or losing due to evaporation the coolant in the bottle so it would be nice to track it and top it off when it gets cold and sucks all the fluid back into the system along with air.

That being said, $320 is still a little steep when I'm just looking for a little more clearance for an oil cooler but such is the price of progress. And is that $30 for two fluid level indicators or per indicator?
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I like this.

What is the capacity for each reservoir?

Sight-tube for coolant. If not, add your own barbs and sight-tube.

Don't need a sight-tube for washer-fluid; can guess how much is in there based on usage.

The washer-fluid reservoir will have a barb or similar on it? Yes? I can easily rig the OEM pump or an after-market pump to work.
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interested.

Picture of the GD one with level indicator?
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I would happily pay a little more to know where my coolant overflow level is at. And is that $30 for two fluid level indicators or per indicator?
We'll be looking into a design change to move the coolant to the back position and add a sight tube to that section. I was assuming ~$30 for both, as many others have pointed out, there's really no need for one on the washer side.

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I like this.

What is the capacity for each reservoir?
Thanks! WIll be ~.8 liter for the coolant and ~.6 liters for the washer tank.

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interested.

Picture of the GD one with level indicator?
The older dual tank we currently manufacture? It looks like this...

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #21
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this might also be a good option for people who have converted their oem washer tank to store meth
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #22
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^ It's been done
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #23
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So the feedback has been that there NEEDS to be a sight tube for the coolant. Check out the latest revision...

Coolant tank has been moved to the back to allow for sight tube and it will certainly keep the washer fluid warm for faster cleanup of bugs and melting ice.

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Why not move the coolant tank half of it back closer to the radiator and put the sight tube on the other side of the tank?

Doing it the way you're proposing seems to add complexity regarding the washer fluid cap.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #25
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There's no room on the other side because the chassis is right there.
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