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Washerfluid reservoir relocation on Gen5 ?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4RunnerElk, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Aug 10, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    4RunnerElk

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    Have a Gen5 with a new aluminum front bumper. Looks nice but.... on a black 4Runner the washerfluid reservoir (white) is highly visible and exposed to brush and debris. Anyone know of easy way to relocate this inside the engine bay? Using reservoir from a Tacoma or something?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    CrashMon

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    Check out the link. It's pricey but a solution. I have the pelfrey bumper on my black runner so I feel your pain. Some people paint the tank black others fabricate a shield for it.

    http://www.shrockworks.com/2010-2014-FJ-Cruiser-Windshield-Washer-Fluid-Reservoir-pr-16273.html
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    MeefZah

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    I've often wondered why those bumpers aren't designed with, at the very least, a fascia cover to hide the reservoir. It would be better if, for the $1500+ you pay for one, they included a relocation kit; because that exposed reservoir looks awful and is so susceptible to damage.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    Thanks for the link - very helpfull. Thought about coating it w underbody spray sound deadner,
    but still doesnt offer much protection. You solution looks like more than adequate , just more than
    i want to spend on this item. Think i will end up Tig welding up a smaller than stock alum box for R Rear engine bay. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge tho.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    CrashMon

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    If you can weld I have seen a shield made that bolts on looked good and sturdy. Leave that spot in the engine bay for a second battery.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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    oh the list....!
    Shrockworks includes a cover WITH their bumper!! just sayin'
     

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