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Coolant Overflow Tank question (99 Eclipse GST Spyder)

Posted by Ben W, Apr 7, 2020

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  1. Ben W

    Ben W Probationary Member

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    The cap to my coolant overflow tank is slightly cracked
    Not critically, but, when the engine starts getting hot (normal hot) the pressure causes coolant to spray out of the crack instead of cycling back into the radiator

    I used some bonding stuff to cover it up and seal it, and it held for a few months, but now its coming through the bonding material too

    Anyways, im having trouble finding the specific overflow tank cap (or even new tank) I need
    Any google search returns me this:
    https://www.carid.com/1999-mitsubishi-eclipse-coolant-recovery-tanks/
    These "L-Shaped" ones don't fit (even ordered one and tried it) as they collide with my air intake

    The one I need is this one:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/173831195739

    It sits vertically, long-wise
    Unfortunately, this seller doesn't seem to have a cap, the KEY part that needs replacing

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Mello

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    If it's only the cap that cracked you might consider getting some of this stuff to repair it. I've used it on plastics & it will not come loose over time.
    jbweldcom_287342335.jpg
     
  4. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    Norbert from DSM Partout should have a tank and cap. PM me and I'll give you his cell phone number.
     

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  5. Ben W

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    That LOOKS like the stuff I used
    Was putting it on with a buddy and he was saying the same thing

    The only thing is NOW, the cap is covered in that crap
    I could keep layering it, I suppose
    But its ugly af, and id rather replace
     
  6. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    Use some elbow grease & clean it up. You can sand, file, drill, tap, & paint this stuff. It's freakin' strong, tough stuff.
     
  7. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Supporting Member

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    Why don't you just go with an aftermarket reservoir tank? Have you tried miller import parts, junk yard, performance part out or rix racing.
     

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  8. DSMPT

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    Just FYI, if you want a new OEM. The cap is MR162881 and the tank assy is MR239788. They are discontinued but it seems some warehouses in Japan still have them in stock.
     

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  9. jed344

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    Why not a aftermarket can? otherwise as listed there are some places that I bet have them. When my stock tank cracked I put a JMF one on in a more hidden location.
     

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