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#1609022 - 05/10/2017 17:04 Expansion tank cap
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Has anyone used these?
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#1609039 - 05/10/2017 22:49 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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I have not bought that one.
But I did buy one almost as cheap and it was awful.
Leaked everytime I went over 3000 revs.
Boxed in a green keyline box I think.
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#1609072 - 06/10/2017 20:28 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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You can get them from Alternative Autos and possibly still from Fiat.

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#1609096 - 07/10/2017 06:54 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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Loc: Staffordshire
I brought a ebay cap too - instantly leaked, wouldnt tighten.

Midlandscarservicing put a better quality one on - job done.

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#1609102 - 07/10/2017 09:33 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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Shop4parts, I purchased one from them because it was blue ( yes I know laugh ) years ago still going strong.
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#1609115 - 07/10/2017 13:27 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: jimboy]
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Cheers for all the info chaps, will know not to go skinflint on this one laugh
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#1609512 - 13/10/2017 12:59 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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I tried both Quinton Hazell and Gates - both of them are leaking instantly. For the moment, I'm using a spare one from a Tipo 2.0 16V but that's a 1.5 bar type instead of 1 bar.

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#1609516 - 13/10/2017 13:16 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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This is the one on shop4parts atm... its not blue frown
https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=store&op=Details&ProdID=7815&sku=106833

I cannot find one on alt_autos on ebay...
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/alfa-fiat-parts...1581&_pgn=5
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#1610487 - 25/10/2017 13:29 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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Good news: The original black cap is still available from your local Fiat dealer. At least mine was able to order one that arrived within a day and cost a tenner.
This fixed my temperature issues immediately. Screws on fine, does not leak and temp is back to normal. Maybe I should buy some spare ones, just in case...

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#1610505 - 25/10/2017 19:47 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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I will buy some from mine too then
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#1610511 - 25/10/2017 20:08 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: RaumKlang]
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Originally Posted By RaumKlang
Good news: The original black cap is still available from your local Fiat dealer. At least mine was able to order one that arrived within a day and cost a tenner.
This fixed my temperature issues immediately. Screws on fine, does not leak and temp is back to normal. Maybe I should buy some spare ones, just in case...


Nice one thumb
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#1610522 - 26/10/2017 02:31 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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I also recently obtained one from my Fiat Dealer. It is the same as used on some Alfa models from around year 2000.
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#1610539 - 26/10/2017 09:41 Re: Expansion tank cap [Re: Edinburgh]
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Loc: Germany
Need to check in eper what other models use the same cap. Fiat have a nasty habit of binning everything 10 years after production has ended. Not the most unusual thing but not a nice move either.

A few months back I needed some spare bolts to fix the struts to the hub case and they told me they couldn't get any. Two hours later he called and told me the current Panda had the same bolts and nuts for the struts.
Same for the dip stick seal. Got a pack of 5 (minimum order qty.), 4 still available.

Maybe a good idea to make some kind of cross reference list to make it easier to get parts. And order some spares just in case.

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