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Old 02-01-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hi so my tank decided to crack and start squirting coolant last night and i put some jb weld as a temp fix so i could make it home. Now i did a search and it turns out these tanks are prone to cracking at the dimple, which is where mine cracked. I looked for a replacement and have not found any. But I see a lot of 944 tanks available, can I use one of those? Or is there another easy to find car that I could possibly pull the tank from?
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According to ideola you can't fit a 944 tank to an NA 924.
http://garage.ideola.com/prod-CoolingSystemKits.html

But it's just a coolant tank - you can use anything from any car as long as the hoses hook up and you can mount it to the car somehow.
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Thanks Rocket, i think ill head over to the junkyard and see what i can find that could possibly fit the 924.
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What about 951 coolant tank alternative?
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:30 AM   #5
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According to ideola you can't fit a 944 tank to an NA 924.
http://garage.ideola.com/prod-CoolingSystemKits.html

But it's just a coolant tank - you can use anything from any car as long as the hoses hook up and you can mount it to the car somehow.
Yeah like this one I got cut welded and fitted where the Power steering reservoir normally goes...









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Wow thats gorgeous, can you get the same guy to make me one? How much did it cost you?
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that's the natural spot for it if you haven't got power steering...looks great.
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Wow thats gorgeous, can you get the same guy to make me one? How much did it cost you?

Are you in the UK?

It was originally a larger Header tank already made, which was cut to reduce the size, welded up then powdercoated.

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that's the natural spot for it if you haven't got power steering...looks great.
Yeah I thought so !

That shot was the orig 2.5 Motor, here's the 2.7..



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what's going on with your upper radiator hose?
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what's going on with your upper radiator hose?

It's angled down and has a 35 degree metal pipe in the middle before more hose to the rad.


All done to keep it out the way and area where the Inlet I had hoped would come in straight from the vented badge panel and straight into the TB and then modified neck Inlet manifold.


The original plan was to go with a Programmable ECU / AFM Delete / MAP system / Wasted spark etc.. from a UK company who were going to install it all and map it!


But this relationship got ugly, so I got out asap and went to a proper Engine tuner, builder and Mapper instead as you know they insisted on me using all the stock Bosch ECU / Fueling and Ignition.




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