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Coolant expansion tank
« on: 18 June 2018, 11:58:59 »

I'm trying to work out how the coolant expansion tank on my 2.2 yx22e is secured to the car, before i decide whether swapping it out as the sensor is buggered is a job for me or a mechanic :-)

Can anyone give me any tips?

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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #1 on: 18 June 2018, 12:01:16 »

Usually just a single metal clip on the inner wing edge and it then slides off a bracket (towards the engine)
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2018, 17:29:33 »

Thx very much.
I assume that the sensor connector is part of the said bracket.
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #3 on: 18 June 2018, 17:35:10 »

Thx very much.
I assume that the sensor connector is part of the said bracket.
No.

So, to remove bottle...
Prise up the metal clip on the outside edge of bottle, by wing
Push bottle towards the centre of car to unlocated the bottle from the bracket
Gently lift bottle to get to sensor plug - its obvious how this unplugs when you see it
Release the 2 smaller (1 on TD models) coolant hoses, and keep their ends higher than the bottle to stop them leaking
Release larger coolant hose, and quicker shove finger over the bottle end, or pour into large jug, or whatever to try to catch most of it.

Refit reverse method, pouring back in the captured coolant. Obviously if the coolant is old, replace it.
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #4 on: 18 June 2018, 17:43:09 »

Thx very much.
I assume that the sensor connector is part of the said bracket.

 Oops !  . . .  to assume is a dangerous game  . . .it will end up making  an ASS out of U & ME 

or in this case U & U    :P :P
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #5 on: 18 June 2018, 17:45:28 »

May god forgive you for that, Mr. Blue, because I certainly won't!  >:(

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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #6 on: 18 June 2018, 17:51:06 »

May god forgive you for that, Mr. Blue, because I certainly won't!  >:(

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anyway  TB has posted & given the OP the answers he needs  :y
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #7 on: 18 June 2018, 18:00:55 »

I see that you are wearing that halo as a belt nowadays?  ;D

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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #8 on: 18 June 2018, 18:01:45 »

Thx very much all.
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #9 on: 18 June 2018, 18:03:18 »

2 ticks, I'll take a couple of pics to help...
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #10 on: 18 June 2018, 18:13:33 »

Screwdriver under the metal clip to prise up



Underneath, you can see the brackets, and the sensor plug (ignore the extra wires I have in the same area, that's all LPG stuff)

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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #11 on: 18 June 2018, 18:32:19 »

Good to see some white grease sprayed on those airbox torx screw heads LOL....Someone has clearly has the rusted screw head problem before!
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« Reply #12 on: 18 June 2018, 19:02:35 »

Good to see some white grease sprayed on those airbox torx screw heads LOL....Someone has clearly has the rusted screw head problem before!
Yup!
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #13 on: 18 June 2018, 20:04:11 »

Good to see some white grease sprayed on those airbox torx screw heads LOL....Someone has clearly has the rusted screw head problem before!
Yup!
I could never understand why they changed from clips on the air box lid  :-\
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #14 on: 18 June 2018, 20:56:58 »

Isn't there a 10mm headed bolt to.?
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #15 on: 18 June 2018, 21:20:52 »

Isn't there a 10mm headed bolt to.?

An M6 bolt?  :-\ No.  ;)
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #16 on: 20 June 2018, 10:19:56 »

Screwdriver under the metal clip to prise up



Underneath, you can see the brackets, and the sensor plug (ignore the extra wires I have in the same area, that's all LPG stuff)

That's a great help - thx very much
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Re: Coolant expansion tank
« Reply #17 on: 22 June 2018, 08:07:41 »

Screwdriver under the metal clip to prise up



Underneath, you can see the brackets, and the sensor plug (ignore the extra wires I have in the same area, that's all LPG stuff)

That's a great help - thx very much

All done!
Simple when you can see what to look for :-)
Thx again
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