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coolant leaking from expansion tank


Dan2.8l
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Hello. im new here. so be nice :)

 

ive had my 2.8 troll for about a year. and a while ago it overheated. pulled over. let it cool. filled her up, went on my way so i could get home n look at it later.

now when i pressure test it from the expansion tank, its fine. holds pressure fine, however. when i pressure test it from the radiator. coolant leaks out from the top of the overflow below the expansion tank. is the tank buggerd?

 

yes ive replaced the cap but that didnt work. im thinking the cap isnt sealing on the tank inside properly and leaking pressure? i dont know. should i replace it, ive been quoted $194 from nissan for a new one. and $140 for aftermarket new. so wanna make sure its that before i spend that much on the tank.

 

 

thanks 

 

Daniel. 

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G'day,

Welcome to the forum.

 

The question is, how much pressure are you applying and if the pressure cap unloads it will leak coolant to expansion chamber which is vented to atmo freely so where exactly is the leak?

 

There is a hose leading from the pressure tank to expansion tank so any coolant leaking past the cap seal will flow through the hose in to expansion section

 

Some photos would be better at telling the story.

 

Anyway make sure that pressure cap is on the pressure tank and non pressure cap is on radiator.

 

Regards

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