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Fordforever
03-14-2014, 04:21 PM
i am new to this forum and would like to ak a question about expansion tanks. I have a 62 T-Bird with a 390 engine. I have changed to an aftermaket aluminum radiator. I would like to know if the expansion tank is still necessary? The radiator can be filled without going through the expansion tank. Thanks for your help.

jopizz
03-14-2014, 04:40 PM
You don't need the expansion tank if you have a radiator fill cap. You should have a plastic overflow tank mounted somewhere though.

John

Fordforever
03-14-2014, 05:48 PM
You don't need the expansion tank if you have a radiator fill cap. You should have a plastic overflow tank mounted somewhere though.

John

Thanks John, That is very helpful. I kind of figured that but I needed an expert opinion.

simplyconnected
03-15-2014, 02:07 AM
The fill cap and overflow tube needs to be at the highest point in your system. That's why you had an expansion tank mounted where it was.