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Old 10-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default DIY coolant over flow tank

I am wanting to make my own coolant over flow tank. Just have a couple question for those that might have done this.
There is no pressure on this part of the system correct?
Would it be wise to run a second tube out in case say a t-stat sticks. Not wanting to have a bomb under the hood. Lol.
I plan on using an aluminum water bottle as my tank.
Any other info would be great or pics if you have your own set up.

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Old 10-30-2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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There is no pressure in the overflow,but you should make sure that the cap is vented some way or it will build pressure. No need to run a hose out or anything.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:59 PM   #3
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You can make these out of anything, they are unpressurized and simply catch excess fluid. People have made them from everything from a monster can to super overcomplicated aluminum boxes.
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