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Cracked Coolant Resevoir... solutions???
MykeTTC87 Offline
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#1
I need to find a way to fix my resevoir... or find a new one that will go right in. It has a crack on it and I wanted to know if it was repairable, and if so how.

(87 TC btw)

Thanks.
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cloud17 Offline
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boy this sounds like my 87 when i first bought it. the temp gauge will rise and fall all the time.by the time i got it all fixed it just roams between the n and the m marks on it. i tried to put plastic hardner on it but it still leaked.just a little though.do that until you find one that doesnt leak. it may take some time. i looked at junkyards and everywhere for a month until i went to this one and an employee gave me a number to call to someone who has a turbo collection going on in his garage it seems like. he had one and it worked fine. thanks again lewis.
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Pete D Offline
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Summit Racing sells generic ones that probably last longer. I forget what I paid for a Ford one a few years ago but it wans't cheap.
Pete Dunham


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Dan S Offline
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#4
I fixed the one on my 84 with an electric glue gun. Put a good bead down along each side of the crack and then lay a good bead along the crack itself. Go to a craft store and get a handful of glue sticks, so you'll have enough. If you don't have a glue gun, they sell them too!

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Dan S
NATO Member
84 and 88 Turbo Coupes
(87 TC parts car)
It's no longer a hobby, now it's an osbession!
Dan S
Custom 88 TC, Mandarin Copper Pearl Metallic
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...5#comments
1972 Ford F-100 SWB Styleside
2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD
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Dan S Offline
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#5
Mike, if that doesn't work, send me an e-mail. I have two spares.

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Dan S
NATO Member
84 and 88 Turbo Coupes
(87 TC parts car)
It's no longer a hobby, now it's an osbession!
Dan S
Custom 88 TC, Mandarin Copper Pearl Metallic
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...5#comments
1972 Ford F-100 SWB Styleside
2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD
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MykeTTC87 Offline
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#6
Okay, I'll try some adhesive... we'll see how long/well it will hold. Thanks guys.

Dan S... I'll Email you if I need to get one of those... I think I might. We'll see.
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Jeff K Offline
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#7
Dont use a glue gun, Use Silicone RTV!!! I have lost count of how many leaks / cracks like yours I have fixed with RTV. C,ean the area, rough it up with 80 grit, and put on a thick layer of RTV. Let it cure for a day. I guarantee the repair will outlast the car.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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MykeTTC87 Offline
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#8
Alright Jeff... thanks alot. I'll do that.
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