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W124 Broken nipple for expansion tank

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by mikestrivens, Dec 21, 2012.

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    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    I discovered today that the small leak appearing under the car periodically was coming from the hose to the expansion tank. On closer inspection I discovered the nipple at the expansion tank had broken and the hose was loose. Not surprising it was leaking. I have managed to fix a temporary repair by clamping the hose onto the stub of the nipple that is left. I was wondering if anybody had managed to effect a more permanent repair without buying a replacement expansion tank. I was thinking of a metal nipple of some sort but how does one tighten the nut on the inside of the expansion tank?

    I am not in any hurry as I shall not be using it over Christmas but it would be nice to sort it out.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I am sure that a member has posted a fix for this in the past 12 months.

    One can pick them up cheap on Ebay or Rob Parker at 3 pointed parts
     
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    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    Thanks Malcolm

    There is a thread on the US site but that appears to be a temporary fix. I'll try to get a replacement tank.

    Rob Parker do you have any?
     
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