New clutch and diff
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Leaking Expansion Tank
Just had my car running on the drive lifted the bonnet and noticed a leak of red fluid from the bottom of the expansion tank. I ran my finger underneath and it seems like the bottle has a leak in the bottom somewhere.
I have been thinking about replacing the coolant bottle anyway as its so dirty I can no longer see the coolant level. So a new one has been ordered.
Because of not being able to see the water level could overfilling the coolant cause the bottle to crack???
Anyhow does anyone have any tips on fitting this new tank? The coolant is pretty new anyway so shall I just top up after replacing or would you recommend draining and re-filling?
Also is there any trick of removing the old bottle without it flooding everywhere?
Any tips would be appreciated.