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A few years ago I replaced my coolant tank with a doorman or some other knockoff brand because the original one was cracked. Now a few years later the threads on the tank or cap have stripped and the tank doesn't seal. Fortunately it still runs fine and doesn't overheat, but its annoying to have to top it off every month or so. Ideally I'd like to devise another way to seal the system, but then I have to build in a pressure relief valve, and have some way to open it back up again. Anyone have any ideas on how to seal it back up, or am I stuck just buying an original tank and replacing the whole thing.
 

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Dorman has a lifetime warranty on their tanks. Just get it replaced.
 

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I have a Dorman tank that has the exact problem. When I bought the tank, Dorman had 1 year warranty. Later they extended it to lifetime.

The best solution is to replace it once and for all. I got lazy and sealed the threads with epoxy, very small amount. So far I have lost 1/2" coolant from evaporation. Next time I replace the coolant, I will replace the tank.
 
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