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Old 02-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Engine overfill container

We found out this afternoon that the overfill container for our radiator has completely dry rotted in this wonderful Arizona heat. Is there anyone out there that could send us in the direction of finding another one? We have a 1985 Chevy with a 454 engine. Thanks for any and all help.
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Have you tried a auto parts store and find one that may work. I believe it is a reservoir for storing antifreeze when the engine cools it pulls from that tank.
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The overflow tank on my radiator also went away, with feeling. I looked for a replacement and had no luck. So I just mounted a one gallon plastic container that had used windshield cleaner. Attached to MH where old was located, used industrial size large wire ties to attach. Ran hose from radiator to this new overflow tank thru a hold that I cut into the screw-on cap. Two years ago and still running. Hope this helps.

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Have you tried a auto parts store and find one that may work. I believe it is a reservoir for storing antifreeze when the engine cools it pulls from that tank.

We have tried to find one at several auto parts stores and have been unsuccessful. Thank you for your help.
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We found out this afternoon that the overfill container for our radiator has completely dry rotted in this wonderful Arizona heat. Is there anyone out there that could send us in the direction of finding another one? We have a 1985 Chevy with a 454 engine. Thanks for any and all help.
Lynun,

Go to any of the parts store webpages and put in Recovery, that will lead you to Coolant recovery tank - universal.

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I beleive this is a dealer item. Have you tried the Chevrolet dealer?
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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First off lynun, Welcome to the Forum!

After reviewing your Profile I see you have a Georgie Boy Class A so that original overflow tank may or may not have been a Chevy part. Sorry to be ambiguous but pieces like that are sometimes replaced or added by the coachmaker depending on how much of the chassis was modified to fit the coach body.

I think you should be able to use a universal reservoir or as ronspradley suggested, just about any good container with a lid that you can stuff the overflow hose into.
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