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Unread 12-17-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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01 Coolant Reservoir

Howdy all.
I have an 01 Classic, and I've com across a crack at the seam on my coolant reservoir. It's right at the top ad is about a half inch long. Now I've never overheated and I don't think it's been there for that long, but I wa wondering if i could fix it with some JB weld, or if i need to replace it. Is the overflow reservoir a pressurized area that needs a proper seal?

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Unread 12-17-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Unread 12-17-2006, 08:18 AM   #3
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Unread 12-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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ok upon closer inspection it's about an inch long
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Unread 12-17-2006, 08:31 AM   #5
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Don't use JB Weld, as the flexible nature of the recovery tank will make the JBWeld want to separate from the tank.

Clean the area with sandpaper and some degreaser, and repair the crack with RTV Silicone rubber.
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Unread 12-17-2006, 09:17 AM   #6
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I had to replace mine awhile back because something sharp on the body where it was resting poked a hole in the bottom of it. It was less than $20 and the only extra thing I needed was a tiny clamp for the hose.
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Unread 12-17-2006, 09:47 AM   #7
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ahh good to know!I was expecting a small plastic reservoir from the stealership to be like 90 bucks... i bought some clear rtv silicone adhesive/sealent from autozone, if ti doesn't work i'll poney up the money. thanx for the help!
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