[Es2] Best expansion tank?

Kenneth Keith auditude at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 17:57:31 PST 2009

Thanks for the replies.  I decided to go with an OEM tank from Sunset
Audi in Oregon, for $45 + 8 shipping.  Here's to hoping it's not the
same junk as available everywhere else.



On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Kenneth Keith <auditude at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's time again for me to replace a leaking expansion tank, this time
> on my '90 CQ that's been sitting.  The last one I bought started to
> inflate so I was able to exchange it under warranty.  I believe this
> one is the exchanged one, but I apparently installed it some time back
> in '05.  That seems way long ago, but that's what my Autohausaz.com
> transaction history shows.
> I noticed the tanks on the market are much more translucent than the
> more opaque ones that we used to get.  I think the new ones, although
> they look nice, suck.  I don't know if there are any differences in
> the ones available from various sources, but I sure would like to get
> one that lasts a decent amount.  I haven't even driven my CQ in a
> year, and now that I've started it and cycled the coolant temp a
> couple times it's got a nice leak where the webbing is trying to keep
> it from inflating.
> So, is it a crapshoot to buy any of the tanks on the market, or is
> there a certain supplier that has some better quality?  Are the ones
> from the dealer any better than, say, autohausaz.com or
> 034motorsport.com ones?
> Thanks,
> Kenneth

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