[s-cars] Meyle coolant overflow tank
trgreen at comcast.net
Thu May 29 08:51:30 PDT 2008
Add me to the list of unhappy customers who bought this bargain part
and spent double the savings trying to keep the coolant topped off.
Although there was a little wet spot under the tank this winter it
did not require any coolant addition. A spring drive in the
spring changed all that as a significant leak developed that required
two top-offs to get home. I didn't find the stress cracks until I
the tank, but there were two 1/2 inch cracks on the bottom where the
interior partitions are attached inside the tank. The tank was 1 year
old, and I replaced it with the genuine Audi part. The original had
served for 10 years without a problem until the overflow nipple cracked.
It had a coating of rust inside that I could not remove so neglect
may have contributed to its failure.
I still have a Meyle tank on the avant, so I'll probably be doing
this again soon, but at least I will be looking for the first small
will hopefully precede the bigger leak.
Tom '95 S6
'95.5 S6 avant
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