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Radiator Overflow Tank ??

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Mar 28, 2022.

  1. Mar 31, 2022
    Glenn

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    Indeed, it definitely does that.
     
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    Glenn

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    Functioning as it's designed to do of course and checking the level at any point in time not just when it's cooled down. (y)
     
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    Glenn

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    timgr

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    Somewhere I heard that, initially, coolant recovery was more of an anti-pollution device than for cooling performance. Much of the ejected coolant goes into storm drains and culverts and ends up in the water table. Seems reasonable.
     
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    Glenn

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    It sure seems that would be the most logical, initial reasoning behind it. Safely monitoring the level is certainly a plus.
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Started fabing a bracket.

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    Buildflycrash

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    Update. I mounted the bracket and tank. Pretty high on the passenger fender but below the top of the radiator. It is Very sturdy. Thanks everyone for your input.

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    nickmil

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    Nice!

    I used a bicycle water bottle mount and an aluminum water bottle. Drilled a hole in the cap for the radiator feed and added a couple 90* fittings on the side with a piece of clear plastic tube for a sight glass. Works great, compact, inexpensive to make, and the bottle lifts right out if I need to remove it. Sorry no pics at this time.
     
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