Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 05:36:19 -0400
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: Coolant level low message, an error?

Laura K: >I had this problem with a 900SE. Someone in the group mentioned that the >level sender (or whatever you want to call it) can stick in the overflow >tank >and the only way to fix it is to replace the overflow tank. >I thought about doing that, but a new tank was $80 or so. >So I went to plan B, which was to take the top off the tank when it was >cold >and swish a chopstick around in there. Then gave it a couple of good >whacks >on the side with a large pair of pliers. >Seems to have taken care of the problem. Way to go Laura. Let it know who's boss! Love it. Sounds like rubbish on contacts or stuck sender so that may be as good a fix as any. I suspect that removing the tank then filling it with boiling water and shaking it up with either a steam vaporizer cleaning tablet or aspoonful of sodium bicarbonate may effect a permanent fix, but belting it occasionally is probably more cathartic! Cheers

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