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Old 09-24-2006, 22:27   #1 (permalink)
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EF Header Tank Leaking

Well this is an unusual problem. My header tank is leaking where the steel filler tube slides in at the top of the tank. (Not from the radiator cap seal). Small amounts of white stain are oozing out. I am also able to twist the filler neck/tube sideways a little.

The easy option would be to buy a new one from Ford. But the tank is in good condition and has not discoloured. Has anyone reglued in the filler neck using Loctite etc.

Will I be able to pull out the filler tube from the plastic mould then clean it all up and reglue it back together. Or is the plastic moulded around the filler neck. Thanks for some feedback.
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Old 09-25-2006, 00:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EF Header Tank Leaking

if you dont want to spend $40 bucks at the wreckers, you might try black gasket silicone if the kneck comes out.. or if it doesnt give two part epoxy resin a go.. only prob is they do build up some pressure.. worth trying if your on a budget.. Too bad when it goes alltogether tho and your car is stuck on the side of the road this summer
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thanks for the reply.....I would consider trying an industrial silicon but the question is I am not sure if the neck comes out of the plastic.
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the Gasket silicone will hold the temperature but could be prone to leaking under pressure. the 2 part epoxy i have seen on a few radiators, plastic sections around the tank outlets to repair cracks etc.
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Re: EF Header Tank Leaking

My experience with these,
it is far cheaper to simply pay the money and replace them with new items.
In this determination,i factor in, cost of replacment, versus, repair,time for repair (hourly rate), 2nd chance repair, potential cost of a failed repair.\

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