Cruddy overflow tank - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default Cruddy overflow tank

My coolant overflow tank is pretty dingy inside. Is there an easy way to clean it? Some of you have really clean looking overflow tanks.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Cruddy overflow tank

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwikoff99
My coolant overflow tank is pretty dingy inside. Is there an easy way to clean it? Some of you have really clean looking overflow tanks.
Good question!! Mine'* crappy, too.
TrueWildMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 05:05 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
94SuperWhiteLight is on a distinguished road
Default

There isn't a whole lot that you can do, really. Mine looked pretty bad, but I just took the resevoir off and sprayed out with a hose and some Castrol Super Clean. As far as the outside, you have to be kind of careful because a lot of products can actually cause the plastic to rot. I use a rag and some WD-40 to clean the outside.
94SuperWhiteLight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
94SuperWhiteLight is on a distinguished road
Default

That will do the trick too, you just have to be careful with old plastics and abrasive cleaners! They tend to dry old plastics and cause them to crack over time. Sometimes you get lucky
94SuperWhiteLight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2003, 07:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Davison,Michigan
Posts: 1,867
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
russianpolarbear is on a distinguished road
Default

There isnt really much you can do.... but I was thinking of painting mine except a small taped off like so you could see the lvl... but Im lazy....
russianpolarbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Monticello, Minnesota
Posts: 1,520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CraZyDriVer868 is on a distinguished road
Default

mines nasty too i was thinkni bout getting a new one
CraZyDriVer868 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'98 Saturn SC2 Overflow Tank and tube... dandyd Saturn 0 11-21-2012 09:43 PM
Coolant loss from overflow tank Snagglefoot 1992-1999 3 03-22-2010 02:51 PM
Cleaning DexCool "gunk" out of your overflow tank agrazela General GM Chat 9 01-21-2007 03:06 AM
clean overflow tank Gumball Detailing & Appearance 13 06-19-2006 06:36 PM
clean the overflow tank? harofreak00 2000-2005 5 01-28-2006 11:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.