Coolant tank

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Benrad
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Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:27 pm

Just purchased an 84 tercel. These things are sweet. Needs some tlc. One of the items is a coolant reservoir/tank, it is connected to the washer fluid so looking for the unit or something that I can somewhat easily retrofit. Any suggestions? Stealership can't get, no luck rockauto, or oriellys. Thanks.

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Petros » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:22 am

welcome to the forum!

those are wrecking yard items only. the problem is they are all the same age, and the plastic starts to break down and they crumble apart. some seem to do it earlier than others. where are you located?
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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:38 am

Southwest Colorado. Abusive location on plastics. Probably try to retrofit something in there.

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by irowiki » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:41 pm

Southwest Colorado? WHERE? Are you kidding me?

I think I have 1-2 good tanks left somewhere, as well as a bunch of parts I would GIVE YOU!
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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:39 am

I'm located Ridgway Colorado. Near telluride and Montrose. You? Sorry wasn't getting email when a post gets a response.

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:41 am

Looks like you are in Farmington? You can give me a text on my cell. 5026454438. Don't head that often but could maybe make a trip.

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by irowiki » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Ah yes, I'm in Farmington. Hell if you're in ridgeway I'll box up everything I have left and drop it off to you next time I go through which is once a month or so.
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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Theartofthetercel » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:38 am

I am looking for the coolant tank as well. Has anyone retro-fitted something from another Toyota maybe? Thanks!

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:04 pm

I ended up just putting some rtv on cracked area on inside. Since it is an overflow it is not pressurised and doesn't exchange fluid to radiator.

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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Petros » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:07 pm

But it does exchange coolant with the radiator, via the tube and valves in the radiator cap. when the fluid expands as it heats up, it is forced past the pressure valve in the cap, and into the coolant recovery tank for temp storage. when it all cools back down, the coolant is drawn back into the radiator via the smaller inner valve on the cap through the hose. that is why it is called a coolant recovery tank, it gets cycled back into the radiator. Also why working valves in the cap are important for proper operation, and it is recommend you replace the radiator cap every 2-4 years with a new one as part of the routine maintenance.

It prevents the toxic coolant from spilling out on the ground, and also saves you from having to top up the radiator at regular intervals like we used to do before there were coolant recovery tanks.

though you are correct, it is not under much pressure, it is vented to the atmosphere. you just have to contain the coolant there for when it is ready to be cycled back into the radiator.
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Re: Coolant tank

Post by Benrad » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:15 pm

Thank you for clarifying!

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