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Stainless Steel Water Header Tank for Mondial 8

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Alanmondial, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Alanmondial

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    Is anybody aware of a stainless steel upgrade for the steel water header tank for the Mondial 8. Mine has rusted through (which I believe is a common fault) and I will need to replace it. As the stainless tank will not rust this would seem to be a sensible step. Has anyone come across this problem?
     
  2. Dave

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    Alan, by steel water header tank, do you mean the overflow tank as in the cooling system?
     
  3. Alanmondial

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    Hi Dave, thanks for the interest. I have attached a file showing an exploded view of the tank. Hope this helps to locate it.
     
  4. Alanmondial

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    Hi Dave, thanks for the interest. I have attached a file showing an exploded view of the tank. Hope this helps to locate it.
     
  5. MarkCollins

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    Alan

    Have you considered using an alloy one from a 355 or 360, I picked up a used one in the UK for around $30 plus a new cap was another $30
     
  6. Alanmondial

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    Hi Mark,

    would you know if it fits? Can you give me any details of where you picked the tank up in the UK?
     
  7. MarkCollins

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    Alan

    I bought mine from QV London, last time I was there they had another. Not sure if it's the same shape/ size as the Mondial, it's certainly a similar size to my old 328
     
  8. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    This doesn't seem worth the bother. The last one survived 22+ years of service; I would just purchase a new one and get back to driving. I really doubt the tank rusted out because of its construction, it was more likely due to storage conditions of the car, and dilution of the coolant (IMHO). I had a 78 308 GTS and the original tank was in fine condition with no sign of rust.
     
  9. Alanmondial

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    Fair comment. I think I'll just go and get a new one. Thanks for all the help
     
  10. Modificata

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  11. Alanmondial

    Alanmondial Rookie

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    Thanks very much Adnaan, that's exactly what I was looking for.
     
  12. Modificata

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    No problem Alan. Happy to help.
     

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