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Mutha Jugs n Speed

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Expansion tank wanted.
« on: 07 July 2022, 16:22:37 »

Had a game of pin the donut down with the float in the expansion tank, but no luck. So had a look on fleabay, and there are some new ones available in Germany but...£26.00 apiece and £34.00 postage, and  that's a no from me! So has anybody got one kicking around and for sale? it's just that coolant level warning is getting on my wick >:(  TIA :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #1 on: 07 July 2022, 17:51:50 »

Can you bridge or unbridge the sensor wiring (whichever it needs)? I've tried all the usual suspects to no avail... But Amazon have some for £288, which must be a good investment...
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #2 on: 08 July 2022, 12:01:47 »

To be honest, I only found the problem yesterday and after faffing around with the errant float, I sort  of decided on replacing the tank. So hence the wanted post but without thinking about the fitting of a replacement tank. I'll have to look up the how to in the help section. So not sure about your query....but I'm sure that when I come across the problem...I'll break it! ::) ;)
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #3 on: 08 July 2022, 14:08:32 »

Just checking....AutoVaux has new OE expansion tanks for £53, but no sensor fitment. So I guess when push comes to shove, then as long as the non sensor tank does its job, there's still the temp gauge to keep an eye on things OR just carry on with the old one and spend the money on Thatchers blood orange and sit in the garden and do nothing  8) :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #4 on: 08 July 2022, 17:39:16 »

Lots of us don't have a low coolant warning light fitted and get on fine ;)
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #5 on: 08 July 2022, 18:20:03 »

if you are happy without the warning sensor then yes it can just be bridged out.no issues.
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #6 on: 08 July 2022, 19:44:40 »

Booze in the garden gets my vote ;D ;D >:D >:D ;D

Just keep an eye on the coolant level every week or so  :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #7 on: 08 July 2022, 21:40:07 »

Iím with Fred. ^^^^^
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #8 on: 15 July 2022, 08:30:51 »

Might be worth ringing the dealer, as these only used to be about £25.

Non sensor versions cannot be converted.

Having a working sensor and certainly saved my XJ when it decided to dump all its coolant on the A3 - it was the warning that alerted me to the issue, as being a wet day, I was generating a decent rooster tail behind anyway.
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #9 on: 15 July 2022, 09:11:38 »

I've got a non sensor tank if you want it  :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #10 on: 15 July 2022, 12:00:26 »

Just checking....AutoVaux has new OE expansion tanks for £53, but no sensor fitment. So I guess when push comes to shove, then as long as the non sensor tank does its job, there's still the temp gauge to keep an eye on things OR just carry on with the old one and spend the money on Thatchers blood orange and sit in the garden and do nothing  8) :y

Autovaux are showing the sensor versions (90500223) on their site for £62.66 delivered. Not checked actual availability, but if they can get them, £62 is cheaper than the work involved following any overheating issues...
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #11 on: 17 July 2022, 14:13:54 »

Thanks for the advice, I think that I looked at Autovaux, and they were showing out of stock at the moment. I might well look for a used one. Although that in itself may only be a short term option, new would really be the way to go. These cars are getting a bit of problem on some parts as the numbers diminish, it's not really a viable option to manufacture for the small market that would need them. :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #12 on: 17 July 2022, 15:28:57 »

Search over, got one from Rock Auto, £53.00 plus  VAT and delivery £91.00. and delivering on Thursday....better service than the stealers :y
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #13 on: 17 July 2022, 16:34:09 »

Search over, got one from Rock Auto, £53.00 plus  VAT and delivery £91.00.

Jesus - that's one hell of a delivery charge..... :o
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Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« Reply #14 on: 17 July 2022, 16:49:57 »

Search over, got one from Rock Auto, £53.00 plus  VAT and delivery £91.00.

Jesus - that's one hell of a delivery charge..... :o


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