1991 plymouth acclaim overflow reservoir needed?


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Old 05-06-15, 02:02 PM
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1991 plymouth acclaim overflow reservoir needed?

Hello Everyone, I just had a newly rebuilt jasper engine in my acclaim and it runs great but I just found out that the overflow reservoir has a small crack near the top of the overflow line marked on the bottle. does anyone know where i can get another new or used one. I have been searching the internet and cannot find one for this year car. my mechanic is going to a poxy it and it should hold, but i still want to get another one. any ideas? also can i run the car without the overflow bottle in it? Thanks
 
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Use JB Weld for your epoxy. That should be the end of it. If you still want to replace it, call some local junk yards.
 
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junk yards. I'd have taken it out and epoxied. Just make sure it's:
1. very rough where epoxy will be applied
2. perfectly dry and de-greased.
 
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Also lots of styles of universal aftermarket tanks available, unless you're determined to keep original equipment (other than the Jasper engine).
 
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its being epoxied now. hope they know about making it a rough before applying it.

Also, i dont need original equipment, do you have an email address for universal aftermarket tanks?
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Pretty much just google it. Dorman, among others, make a bunch of different ones.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...lant+reservoir
 
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JB Weld will start peeling off in about a year. Reservoir is plastic and it changes shape as temp changes and vehicle moves. JB product is very rigid resin and does not confirm to such changes. Semi flexible resin is a better option. Even smarter is to patch over with fiberglass, as re-enforcement. That's why it needs to be roughened - so that plastic develops fibers, anchoring resin to the surface. Easy for me to say, I have access to polyurethane semi flex resins that never truly harden. Did son's Civic reservoir last year.
There is no financial reason to buy a new canister though. Good patch works like a champ for years.
 
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Ok, I just talked to my mechanic and he said those universal reservoirs are no good because he said something like, they have to be pressurized. anyone know what that means?
 
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The only pressure in the reservoir is when the cap opens & lets the anti freeze flow into it.. Nothing else is pressuring it, AFAIK.
 
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Ok, thanks, what does "afaik" mean?
 
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AFAIK means as far as I know. I know that there are many acronyms also called nyms & it's impossible to know all of them. urbandictionary.com is a good reference site. They go beyond nyms. There are other sites that just handled acronyms. giyf.com can take you there.
 
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OK, hold the fort. The Acclaim might be a system with the catch tank part of the pressurized system. In that case, though, a repair would be questionable, too. Easy to tell the difference by looking at the cap on the tank. Simple flip-up lid is not pressurized; screw-on type, probably with pressure info printed on it, would be a pressurized tank.
 
 

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