1st Gen R53 Cooper S Second best coolant expansion tank?

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  1. rivercityRN

    rivercityRN New Member

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    In a recent thread, it appears that most of you agree on RMW's coolant expansion tank as the best choice for replacement. However, ordering one from RMW is not an option for yet another week...or even longer. With that in mind, who makes the second best tank and is it really that big of a deal?
     
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    Greene Performance
     
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    According to their site, "some drilling is required". Have you installed one? How difficult is it?
     
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    Call Colin. Should be an easy install.
     
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    Colin is in Texas, but I am sure it is an easy instal. Also it will fit and not only work it will work well.
     
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    So I guess it's no votes for the Canton tank?
     
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    Nope
     
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    #8 rivercityRN, May 31, 2015
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    Greene Performance tank

    A big thanks to Colin at Greene Performance for his patience through several emails and eventually a phone call:lol: Looks good!
     

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    Sorry about the pic...not sure why it is rotated or opens in a new page:confused5:
     
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    I went to the Greene Performance web site, and the price for their expansion tanks were 175 bucks for uncoated, and 215 for a coated tank. Wow, is it really worth it?
     
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    Quality costs money.
     
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    What savvy says, When you sell the tanks uncoated unless you do large batches its around 40$ to pay the powdercoater to do just one.
    Thats not counting my time to drive them to the coater and the fuel i would burn up doing it.
    So really its a deal.
    Also consider its not just the quality but the service i provide to make sure everything works right.
     
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    I'm not sure I would pay $175 for a coolant reservoir, but if you come up with an R56 oil dipstick an aging human can read, I'd pay a premium price for that. :biggrin5:
     
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    Of course you would. Would you also like the black or chromed eyelashes for your headlights with that?

     
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    Caseydog Since you have a R56 i guess then its really not a problem for you.
    Though i have reservation about building you a dipstick lest you have a problem with the price of that.
    This is my price point please try to respect that.
     
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    Besides, CravenSpeed already has that solution out there for you. The "over-priced" dipstick, that is. Even though it really isn't over priced. It's priced in a way that keeps them in business. You don't like the price of something... find another solution.
     
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    #17 DneprDave, May 31, 2015
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    There is no problem with the stock R56 dip stick. I can read it just fine.

    Just practice with it.
     
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    Though, I am not sure i want to be known as the second best coolant tank.
     
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    Nah, the OEM tank is the second best coolant expansion tank.
     
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    I've had two OEM tanks split in a year...the original as well as the replacement. I was fortunate enough to avoid any damage but the potential is devastating. Yep, it's definitely worth it. If I could change the title of this thread to "Greene Performance has the best coolant tank" I would, as Colin's customer service is far superior to his competitor and the tank is a work of art.
     

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