Header tank!

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Header tank!

Post by Chris Peddie » 12 May 2001, 15:31

Does anyone have any tips on what to use to make a header tank for a Xantia to fill the cooling system?
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Post by JohnD » 12 May 2001, 16:16

I have a (cleaned) plastic oil can with the bottom cut out. The neck of the can fits inside the header tank and is then packed round with Blu-tack wrapped in plastic sheet to make it (reasonably) water-tight.

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Post by Tony » 03 Jul 2001, 11:37

As I've got to check mine soon I remember I used an engine oil "top-up" container (1 litre I suppose) with a wide neck that fitted well. I also found "plumbers mait" a good sealant although the Blue Tack a good idea. However after using this I noticed those black plastic Tango drink bottles looked a better bet as the similar size neck has a seal on it. I'm going to try this soon.