2.8 Expansion tank

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by kez60, 7 March 2019.

  1. kez60

    kez60 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi,
    I want to get a nice reliable aluminium tank for my 2.8 but is there any similar cars that have readily available spares I could transplant a plastic tank into as an interim?
    Thanks,
    Kez
     
  2. CapriJake

    CapriJake Registered Capri Power Member

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    The only other car i know that use them is the TVR Wedge that shares the 2.8 engine, apart from that i couldnt find a easy replacment, without repluming the system.

    After going through 4 used plastics Capri tanks. All of which cracked very quickly, i went to speyer with a bodged tank and after 900 miles when i arrived back in England it finally gave up and i thought this is getting silly. Constantly worrying if its going to overheat.

    I ordered mine from Tickover. A worth while investment imo

    https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/contents/en-uk/p1952.html

    Direct fit, but weirdly had to drill the mounting holes. 5 minutes later it was fitted and piped up. Not a problem since.

    Jake
     
  3. kez60

    kez60 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Jake,
    Thanks. Sounds like I’m on the same path as you, but I’m only up to the second used plastic tank.
    Better get the order into Tickover.
    Cheers,
    Kez
     
  4. CapriGear

    CapriGear Capri Gear Trader

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    Before you condem the plastic tank just make sure that the two small top hose connections are not corroded up as this will restrict water flow and increase the possibility of cracking.
    They have metal sleeves inside the plastic so just run a small drill bit down them and clear out the corrosion and open up the waterways.
     
  5. kez60

    kez60 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks Martin,
    Checked these.
    I waa thinking of plastic welding but with a metal tank, no more issues.
    Kez
     

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