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    Clearing out/tidying-up engine bay?

    Has anyone moved the battery/fuse box/fluid reservoirs out of the engine compartment?

    I would like for there to be only the engine and radiator under the hood. I have seen remote mount power steering reservoirs with pumps, and universal remote mount windshield washer tanks/pumps. Batteries can be remote mounted without too much trouble, as well. The OEM airbox (or in my case, the Volant) could be eliminated with some universal intake pipe placing a conical filter behind the front bumper cover.

    How hard would it be to wire/plumb these tanks from the trunk to the engine bay?

    I think the hardest part would be the fuse box... maybe? Is it as easy as just extending some wires to the back seat and remounting the box?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback. I think replacing all the OEM hoses with silicon/braided-stainless at the same time as this relocation overhaul would really make for a nice summer project.

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    Re: Clearing out/tidying-up engine bay?

    For the amount of hassle involved personally I wouldn't look twice at this task, all those wires in the fuse box the risk of loosing continuity or loosing current, so many splices to make and heatshrink with risk of breakages in the wires, all those chances of leaking fluids, I would simply say...good luck lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren
    Has anyone moved the battery/fuse box/fluid reservoirs out of the engine compartment?

    I would like for there to be only the engine and radiator under the hood. I have seen remote mount power steering reservoirs with pumps, and universal remote mount windshield washer tanks/pumps. Batteries can be remote mounted without too much trouble, as well. The OEM airbox (or in my case, the Volant) could be eliminated with some universal intake pipe placing a conical filter behind the front bumper cover.

    How hard would it be to wire/plumb these tanks from the trunk to the engine bay?

    I think the hardest part would be the fuse box... maybe? Is it as easy as just extending some wires to the back seat and remounting the box?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback. I think replacing all the OEM hoses with silicon/braided-stainless at the same time as this relocation overhaul would really make for a nice summer project.
    On a Caddy, that's automotive suicide to even touch the fuse box never mind the rest of the mods. I try not to even look at the fuse box on my car. The box and I have a mutual understanding!!!!
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