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Old 03-18-2014, 05:12 AM   #1
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Over flow tank

Has anyone installed a new over flow tank on a 2001 diesel,for radiator.
Does this task go fairly smoothly as for parts changing outs

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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I changed my tank out four years ago When I re installed the tank I put Tinnerman nuts on the tank over the holes on the side,due to the difficulty I had getting them off.
I painted the tank with silver paint except the min/max area to keep uv to a minimum
Re install was a breeze with nuts in place.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Calleon View Post
Has anyone installed a new over flow tank on a 2001 diesel,for radiator.
Does this task go fairly smoothly as for parts changing outs
Well Sir, for the most part, replacing that tank is a pain in the a$$. Winne and or partially Freightliner, made it no small chore. I'm assuming that your tank and work area is the same as the picture below which, is back of our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330 HP CAT. I had to do some of the work from inside the bedroom due to the release of some hose clamps and other attachments to the rear side of that tank that I could not get to from the back side of the coach.

I also used what's called "Speed nuts" when it came time for re-install. It did make things go considerably easier but, because of the close proximity of the engine compartment side wall on the passenger side, it was still somewhat a pain. If I had to do it again, I might try and remove that rear engine cover plate that's over the top of the radiator before I get into it too far to see if all the work can be completed from the outside of the coach.

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I have a C-7 Cat on a Freightliner chassis. Changed out the OEM plastic overflow tank last fall for a new steel one. The change was dead easy! The Freightliner tech called me and said the old tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. I said OK. Worked like magic!!
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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2X what JFXG did, me too.
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