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Plastic header tank - coolant #243294
31/12/14 04:38 PM
31/12/14 04:38 PM
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DaveW Offline OP
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This is just a quick note relating to the cars with the header tank which straddles the wiper motor.

On the 2012 4/4, it presses up against the heater box, which has a sharp down-turned edge. I protected this sometime ago with a high density neoprene strip. Today I checked underneath the tank, and it has rubbed on the edge of the wiper motor. The rubbing has lifted a small strip of plastic, but has not done enough to penetrate the tank. The solution is to loosen off the U clamp which secures the wiper motor, and ease it away from the tank towards the outside of the car. About half an inch will suffice. Make sure it clears the bonnet. I added a patch of neoprene as a precaution.

Next I checked the Roadster. On the 2005 car the underside of the heater box is flat, so even though it's in firm contact with the header tank, it won't wear away. Underneath there was a small gap between the wiper motor & tank, but to be on the safe side I loosened the U clamp and slid the motor away by a half inch. The nuts on my wiper motor clamp are different sizes!

So, it's worth checking the clearance.


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) AR Plus 4
Re: Plastic header tank - coolant [Re: DaveW] #243311
31/12/14 05:26 PM
31/12/14 05:26 PM
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I'm gonna have to buy some shares in Neoprene winky deffo a cure all happy3


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Re: Plastic header tank - coolant [Re: DaveW] #243460
01/01/15 10:39 AM
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Thanks Dave went straight out to check my Roadster & found the same issue.

Last edited by John V6; 01/01/15 11:09 AM.

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