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fivespeed6 11-18-2010 06:59 PM

aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
Found out that for the 2010 model, Jeep changed the size of the coolant reservoir compared to the 2005-2009 models.

This in turn prevents the aFe housing from mounting to the bottom half of the factory airbox. Also, the hose going from the reservoir to the radiator is too tight going around the housing.

Is there any known technical issue for the change in the coolant tank? Or was it a matter of Jeep changing the OEM company yielding a different style tank?

Aside from the aFe engineers having to redesign the aluminum housing for the 2010 which might take a miracle to happen, there is one other solution.

That would be to order a pre-2010 reservoir and swap it in, plus purchasing a longer coolant hose. This is all providing there is no reason why not to do this.

:confused::confused::confused:

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-18-2010 07:00 PM

Re: aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
i think that would be the best way to fix the problem

fivespeed6 11-18-2010 07:06 PM

Photo of 2010 Reservoir
 
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/8...treservoir.jpg

HemiDawg 11-19-2010 10:21 AM

Re: aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
First off, nice to see another (U.S.) S-Limited owner - not many of them out there.

I was able to get the aFe in by using a Dremel to grind down the tank bracket (or arm) that mounts to the passenger side fender. It took awhile to get it to fit, but I finally did. As far as the hose, I did have to go purchase a longer hose for something, but I cannot remember which one. I cannot few the pic/s that you posted here at work, but I can try to take some of mine to show you what I did.

fivespeed6 11-19-2010 11:09 AM

Re: aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiDawg (Post 303825)
First off, nice to see another (U.S.) S-Limited owner - not many of them out there.

This is true, and ours are identical twins, except for the shoes (wheels). :thumbsup:


Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiDawg (Post 303825)
I was able to get the aFe in by using a Dremel to grind down the tank bracket (or arm) that mounts to the passenger side fender. It took awhile to get it to fit, but I finally did. As far as the hose, I did have to go purchase a longer hose for something, but I cannot remember which one. I cannot few the pic/s that you posted here at work, but I can try to take some of mine to show you what I did.

I did see your post after you installed the aFe intake when I did a search. But I saw no mention of any issues. I figured even though yours is a 2010, you may have had the older version of the reservoir installed.

I looked at the arm, and figured I could do the same and use the Dremel, but was still concerned about the fit with the rest of the bottle.

Hopefully I can find time this weekend, and work on it again.

Thank you for the info!!

Seminole-3 12-23-2010 05:01 PM

Re: aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
I just ran into this problem too and mine is an '08. I just loosened the coolant tank for now and moved in over a bit for the intake to fit. I'll probably have to dremel it as well. Kind of disappointed in the overall figment of the intake. It's not secured too well to the lower stock airbox. I expected more for $250+.

fivespeed6 12-23-2010 06:35 PM

Re: aFe intake issue with 2010 coolant reservoir size - info needed
 
I spoke to a "tech" at aFe, and he said they are aware of the issue. He is waiting for "engineering" to come up with a redesign/fix regarding the reservoir size.

I told him that I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen. With the redesigned 2011's, they won't concern themselves with the WK's anymore.


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