How does a Radiator Overflow Tank Work?


A radiator overflow tank works by hold extra antifreeze. So when the antifreeze heats up and expands it has somewhere to back into without causing too much pressure build up in the radiator.
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1. Remove the old reservoir by unplugging the lower hose from the tank (release the hose clamp and pull firmly) then turning the mount bolts counterclockwise. Some models use elongated
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When the fluid in the cooling system heats up, it expands, causing the pressure to build up. The cap is the only place where this pressure can escape, so the setting of the spring
Thats correct. the overflow tank has a hole or hose that goes nowhere thats why its called an over flow tank. it should never be empty but it should never be completely full. If that
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The radiator overflow tank works with the cooling system of a vehicle. The overflow tank is where the excess coolant flows when the radiator gets overheated. Then when the radiator cools back down, a vacuum is created and water is sucked back from the radiator overflow tank to replace the water that was expelled. You can find more information here:
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