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  • Topic: RADIATOR OVERFLOW
  • Started by RICHADAMS Nov 2, 2008 at 11:03 am
  • Last post by JerryandMary Nov 2, 2008 at 11:26 am
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  1. #1 Nov 2, 2008 at 11:03 am

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    At several car shows I have been noticing a special radiator overflow vessel attached to the firewalls of many cars. How do these work and are they necessary?
     

     

  2. #2 Nov 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

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    Hi Rich

    Yes, they are usually very necessary. As the coolant in your radiator heats up it expands and can overflow out the over flow tube and down onto the street. This coolant is never recovered. With an over flow tank the expanded coolant is released into the overflow tank and can stay there until the car cools off and suction is created in the cooling off period which draws the coolant back into the radiator. Other advantages are the coolant is allowed to release bubbles that form during the heating period and it flows back into the system and cools more efficiently. The final advantage is that your radiator is always full. Any of the after market over fill tanks will work. I like the metal tube type for ease of installation.

    Jerry
     

     

    Jerry and Mary Lancaster, Calif.

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