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Old 03-14-2014, 04:21 PM
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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.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:40 PM
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You don't need the expansion tank if you have a radiator fill cap. You should have a plastic overflow tank mounted somewhere though.

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You don't need the expansion tank if you have a radiator fill cap. You should have a plastic overflow tank mounted somewhere though.

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