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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com and today, we're taking a very quick look at and installing the JLT Coolant Tank Cover in the Textured Black Finish, available for the 2011 and newer Challenger.Very simply put, you should be checking this out if you're looking to cover up the ugly, sticking-out-like-a-sore-thumb coolant tank. Now, that reservoir there, of course, has that creamy color and the liquids inside are typically pink, so it just sticks out like a sore thumb. Now, we have that comp Hemi orange paint here, and that mixed with the black in there looks really good together. And that pink coolant just sticks out, and we got to cover that thing up. If you think like me and you think like most guys out there, especially show car owners and you want that to blend in more with the factory air box and most aftermarket air boxes along with the Hemi engine cover, then this is going to be a great way to go.This is in ABS plastic, so it's impact resistant. It flexes a little bit, but it is definitely high quality. It's something you get with a lot of aftermarket exterior and interior styling parts, so it will last the lifetime. Now, it's got the textured black finish on top, but it is paintable. If you look at some of our customer-submitted photos, you can see people get a little bit creative with it, taking it to a local paint shop of their choice to get it custom designed to maybe match an engine cover or some valve covers or even an intake box, if you have those custom painted as well. So, get creative if you're a show car owner, and if you're just like me and you want something to cover that up with, this is a great way to go.Now, the nice thing about this is it has the cutout for the oil cap. So, you don't have to remove it in order to get the cap off. It's got a couple of cleverly cut-out slots for the hoses next to the cap there and at the backside. No modification necessary. It's got those accommodated already built in. You see the little hump there that makes room for that hose at the back end. Now underneath, it has three strips of 3M automotive bonding tape on top of some Velcro strips. Now, the Velcro is there to make sure that you can take it on and off if you're looking to do like a deep clean and you want to take it off to scrub it off car or something like that, if you ever wanted to remove it just to get a change up, or if you wanted to remove it to paint it later on, you can do so without it being a one and done. You'll pull it off, the Velcro will be on the bottom side or the top side of the coolant tank, you'll have Velcro on the bottom of that, and they'll stick right back on together in the same spot.I'm just gonna recommend cleaning off the top of the coolant tank cover. And if you really want to get serious with that good 3M bond, I recommend picking up some adhesion promoter. Not included in the kit, but it is useful if you want to make sure that that's on for the long haul. For the purposes of this video, I'm not going to be using an adhesion promoter. I'm just going to show you us cleaning that off, peeling, and sticking it into place. In order to get it on and off, you do have to remove the cap of the coolant reservoir. And it's a huge, huge caveat here, guys. Just make sure that the engine and the coolant cap are completely cooled off. If you touch that cap and it seems warm to the touch, it's under pressure. Don't take it off. Wait till it's completely cool.With that said, this guy's gonna come in right around 75 bucks. Install, I'm gonna give one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Five minutes or less to get this guy installed. It is extremely easy to tackle. I'll show you how it's done. Let's get to it.Tools used in the install include a soap and water mixture in a squirt bottle, and a clean microfiber or an alcohol wipe.First step here, and arguably one of the most important steps, is cleaning off the top of the coolant tank. You want to make sure you're getting rid of all dirt and dust, any quick detailer that might be on there that could prohibit a good bond with the 3M tape. So, grab a soap and water mixture in a squirt bottle and a clean microfiber and clean this guy off. If you don't have this, you can use alcohol wipes. They do just as well. You're just going to wipe off the entire area here, more importantly, really where the 3M strips are going to be. But while you're here, you might as well just get the whole thing. All right. Once you just give that a quick wipe down, I'm going to start by taking off the cap. Now, you do not want to do this when your engine is hot or warm. Wait till this is completely cooled down because this will be under pressure, and can cause some serious injuries. So, we've got our cool down here, so I'm just going to loosen up the cap, pop that off, and set it aside.From there, on the back of the coolant tank cover, peel off the backing on the 3M. Now, you'll notice that this is 3M, but underneath that is Velcro. So if you ever want to remove the coolant tank cover, you can pop it off and the Velcro strips will stay on the tank. That way, you can pop it on and off and it keeps that good bond. You're gonna slide this over where that cap was, pull it off to the side, make sure it's hugging all the corners, and push down to make sure that the 3M tape gets a good bond. Once you have that in place, you'll see that it goes around the hose here with that cutout and makes room for this hose here as well. Grab your lid or your cap, put it back on, and you're good to go.That's gonna wrap up my quick overview and install for the JLT Coolant Tank Cover in the Textured Black Finish, available for the '11 and newer Challenger. Get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Added Protection. Give your Challenger's coolant tank some added protection by installing this Textured Black JLT Coolant Tank Cover. This cover is guaranteed to be strong, preventing your coolant tank from getting damaged. What’s more, this cover makes your underhood more appealing by hiding your coolant tank’s not-so awesome look.
Made from Durable ABS Plastic. To handle your underhood’s extreme temperature condition, JLT Performance made this Coolant Tank Cover from durable ABS plastic. With this material, the cover won’t easily melt, crack, or break. For added strength, this coolant tank cover is also completed with a textured black finish.
Easy Installation. This coolant tank cover is designed for an easy installation. You will only need a few basic hand tools to remove the connected hoses and coolant cap. After removing these parts, install the coolant tank cover and reinstall the hoses, cap, and bolts.
Includes a Lifetime Warranty. JLT Performance is offering this product with a lifetime warranty. In the event that the product breaks or fails, JLT will repair or replace the defective item. However, the warranty will be considered void if the product’s defects are due to modification, misuse, neglect, accident, improper installation or operation, shipping damages, or if the product has been purchased from an unauthorized dealer.
Application. This Textured Black JLT Coolant Tank Cover is made to fit all 2011-2022 Dodge Challenger models.
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(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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