Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

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Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by gjmc525d » Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:10 pm

Does anyone have any tricks of the trade to clean these items ?

My ones on the Jubilee are quite dirty

Can they be bought new from a supplier

Thanks

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by MarinaCoupe » Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:27 pm

I use Milton Fluid, used for cleaning baby stuff, together with glass container cleaning balls, which are little copper balls like lead shot, but reusable. I steal my wife’s ones that she uses to cleaning flower vases. The opaque/white plastic comes up a treat, just swill them round and then strain them off and rinse them.

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by kbt » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:07 pm

You could try putting them in the dishwasher if you have one.

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by IVOR DENNEY » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:02 pm

Try using bleach I used this many years ago on my expansion tank then rinsed it out

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by david painter » Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:30 pm

I put a brass one off a MGB on my car as I was concerned that not only the plastic was dirty but had gone brittle after 40 years of hot cold cycles and didnt want it to split the plastic radiator plug was changed to brass for the same reason
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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by Woody » Tue May 30, 2023 11:22 am

Hi David,

I realise this reply is a few months after the fact... You mention you changed your radiator plug for a brass one. Do you know where I can purchase a new radiator plug from?

Cheers

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by david painter » Tue May 30, 2023 1:28 pm

Think I bought it off ebay from memory listed for a Land Rover
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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by MarinaCoupe » Tue May 30, 2023 6:23 pm

https://www.angclassiccarparts.co.uk/pr ... -mkii-7580

Here you go - mis-labelled as thermostat housing plug.

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Re: Radiator expansion tanks & windscreen washer bottle

Post by Woody » Fri Jun 02, 2023 11:12 am

Cheers both - very helpful! 8-)

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