radiator overflow tank unsealed?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by matt, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. matt

    matt Guest

    I just purchased a used 2001 Outback Wagon. One of the first things I did
    was flush out the radiator and the extra tank. It was very very dirty in
    there. The cause (as I see it) is that the hose from the main tank to the
    overflow (white plastic) tank is not sealed where it connects to the
    overflow tank. Is it supposed to be sealed? I have considered sealing it
    with silicone glue, which would work fine, unless there is a reason for it
    not to be sealed. Any thoughts?
    matt, Oct 7, 2003
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  2. matt

    Bill Putney Guest

    I'm not familiar with the car, but if the hose is on a barb, then it
    should be tight - replace the hose. If it just drops thru a hole with
    obviously intentional clearance, then that's venting - leave it alone.
    It's normal for the coolant in the overflow tank to be pretty dirty

    Bill Putney
    (to reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with "x")
    Bill Putney, Oct 7, 2003
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    E Smith Guest

    E Smith, Oct 7, 2003
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