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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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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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