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Old 02-16-2017, 07:06 PM
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Coolant overflow?

Am getting my tube fenders dry fit and am trying to figure out a good spot for the coolant overflow bottle. Would prefer to use something smaller than the factory plastic- maybe mount it to the firewall if that's an option. Anyone here ever relocate their bottle ? Anything I need to consider?
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You can mount an old plastic milk jug on the radiator support. Just duct tape the overflow hose into the neck of the milk jug. (JK)

Check out the online vendors that sponsor this forum. A nice custom tank is $150.00 to $200.00. I would try to use the factory tank if your tube fenders have an inner apron like the stock fenders.

Post some pics of your progress.

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Heater hose fix

While your on the subject of coolant, My Heater core sprung a leak so I did the quick fix and bypassed the core. Being in Arizona and warm weather (Holy Crap HOT) coming on, no need for the heater for another six or seven months anyway, I pulled my my good hoses and found a four foot long straight step down 3/4" (outlet side) to 5/8" (inlet side) heater hose at Autozone which closes the circuit and cleans up the engine compartment nicely. Had to cut about a foot off the 5/8" end for a perfect fit, but I don't have to worry about the piece of pipe being used for the bypass coming undone while on the road. Attached the Tag with Part Number and UPC in case anyone's interested.
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I have seen others mount to radiator bracket like LuckyMac said....where ever you have room in my opinion on firewall is fine if hose is long enough just make sure it does not sag drastically..

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I have seen others mount to radiator bracket like LuckyMac said....where ever you have room in my opinion on firewall is fine if hose is long enough just make sure it does not sag drastically..

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I was just kidding about the old plastic milk jug. Mounting one of the custom units on the radiator panel seems like it would be a sanitary installation.

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Those old overflow bags like ford used to use come in handy. The make repop ones that are quality, cheap, and mount about anywhere.
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Something like this recovery tank from Moroso ?
A little pricey, but what the, just empty another pocket.
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Pretty much any type of container that can hold fluid would work. I'm curious to what other response you get on this threads though. I really do not like the fitment and placement of the oem overflow tank and the windshield washer reservoir. There are a lot of voids in the factory bay, I was thinking of making one that would sit under the battery tray.
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Does the replacement need to hold the same volume of coolant as the stock? also, the stock tank has the hose in the top - many of the after market I've seen have the hose in the bottom. Make a difference?
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It would be good if it had the same volume, needs to be close at least. They are all bottom feeders, they need to suck coolant out of the tank. The stock tank's hose actually goes all the way to the bottom. If it did not, it would suck air every time the engine cooled down.
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It would be good if it had the same volume, needs to be close at least. They are all bottom feeders, they need to suck coolant out of the tank. The stock tank's hose actually goes all the way to the bottom. If it did not, it would suck air every time the engine cooled down.
Bottom feeders????

I know some people that applies to.
In the Jeep world, it's those idiots that go off the prescribed trail, mess up public and private property, don't clean up their crap, get pissed when the guy ahead has trouble getting over an obstacle and wont help....and on and on.

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Bottom feeders????

I know some people that applies to.
In the Jeep world, it's those idiots that go off the prescribed trail, mess up public and private property, don't clean up their crap, get pissed when the guy ahead has trouble getting over an obstacle and wont help....and on and on.

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Lol, I can't argue with that LM. Nothing grinds my gears like seeing trash on the trail. There are certainly some inconsiderate a-holes on the trails that ruin things for everyone else.
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Do the tube fenders require you to move it or is something you have to work around? I was considering the DIY tube fender kit, I have a friend that welds


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This might work.

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Right now one of the parts sites that supports this forum has aluminum inner fender aprons for tube fenders on sale ($150.00). They have others that are more expensive. Call and talk to a salesperson. The more expensive aprons may be thicker metal to support the overflow bottle and the washer bottle if you want to put them back in the original position.

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Think I have it worked out. Tube fenders necessitated moving (or swapping out the overflow bottle) Am going to go with an after market 3x10 bottle I'll mount next to the radiator. Costs the same a new plastic oem type and should fit nicely. Thanks for all of your help!

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