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Posts Tagged: coolant leaks

Replace a coolant recovery tank

Don’t bother trying to fix a coolant tank Car makers have used a plastic coolant tank for a long time. But 10 years ago they weren’t pressurized. The pressure stayed in the radiator and was held in place with the radiator cap. The coolant tank was just for overflow caused by the coolant’s expansion and contraction. But then car makers lowered the radiator to accommodate aerodynamic low slopping hoods and they couldn’t provide access to the radiator cap. Plus, since the radiators sat so low, air bubbles would rise to … Read More


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