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Old 09-12-2021, 09:38 PM   #1
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Installed aftermarket Coolant Reservoir: F53

On my last trip my original coolant reservoir split. We drove on several hundred miles on a really hot day and had no overheating, thankfully.

I discovered the OEM tank is no longer available. So I installed this aftermarket tank. The total cost was less than $15.00. I’ve not driven a long distance but testing it here at home with engine up to temperature, it appears to have more than adequate capacity.
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:50 PM   #2
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Nice. Looks similar to the tanks that I had on my boat.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:45 PM   #3
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Dorman replacement

Should require a pressure tank. Dorman 603-029 Front Engine Coolant Reservoir for Select Ford Models, White
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:29 PM   #4
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The OEM on my ‘96 chassis F53 is not a pressure tank. It is just an overflow reservoir.

Good to know the part number of the Dorman pressure tank though, for those who might need it.
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The reservoir has worked perfectly. It has adequate expansion room to handle the difference in hot and cold storage.
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Old 02-10-2022, 06:15 PM   #6
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Should require a pressure tank. Dorman 603-029 Front Engine Coolant Reservoir for Select Ford Models, White
The pressure tank came out in 1998 on the V10. He has the 460 V8. It is not pressurized.
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On our ‘95 Bounder F53 with the 460, the reservoir is an ice tea bottle with a hole cut in the cap for the hose. In the 4 years we’ve had ‘the beast’ this has worked. Would really like to find a washer fluid tank.
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Thanks Marvin, love a success story!
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On our ‘95 Bounder F53 with the 460, the reservoir is an ice tea bottle with a hole cut in the cap for the hose. In the 4 years we’ve had ‘the beast’ this has worked. Would really like to find a washer fluid tank.
Washer fluid tanks should be right off the shelf. Remove what is left of the old rotted one and take it to your local genuine parts or NAPA.
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My washer tank is bad too but it just split around the top. I can still use it, just not fill it all the way. When I get around to it I expect I'll just buy one of these to replace it.
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...kaAk_LEALw_wcB
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On our ‘95 Bounder F53 with the 460, the reservoir is an ice tea bottle with a hole cut in the cap for the hose. In the 4 years we’ve had ‘the beast’ this has worked. Would really like to find a washer fluid tank.
So are yo saying that you engine uses Ice Tea for coolant. Did yo have to install an Ice maker also
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