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8 Awesome Engine Bays That Feature Aluminum Tanks

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jun 19, 2018 4:13:21 PM

There is nothing like a nice clean engine bay.  One of the easiest ways to improve your engine bay is to remove and replace as many of the plastic components as possible. Doing this can make a huge difference when opening the hood of your car.  Tanks are one of the most common plastic elements in an engine bay.  Unlike an engine cover though, they can't just be removed and thrown away.  They serve a functional purpose that will need to be addressed.  Replacing them with aluminum not only improves the aesthetics but also prevents the common failure of aging plastic tanks. Keep reading to see some of the great engine bays we have seen featuring aluminum tanks.

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Topics: News & Trends, Engine Cooling Technology, Tanks

Size Matters - Calculating Expansion Tank Size Requirements

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jan 12, 2018 10:32:40 AM

The main job of an expansion tank has to do with, not surprisingly, expansion.  As a basic requirement, expansion tanks should allow enough space for coolant to expand at normal operating temperature and not be pushed out of the pressure relief fitting in the neck. 

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Topics: Product Tech, Engine Cooling Technology, Tanks

Setting up Your Cooling System - Expansion vs Recovery Tanks

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Oct 30, 2017 3:47:18 PM

Cooling systems are one of the most important systems in an engine.  Running an engine too hot can cause fluids and parts to break down an can ultimately lead to a catastrophic failure.  At the same time an engine that is running too cold can be inefficient and poor performing.

There are two ways that engines have traditionally been cooled, by air and by water. Many old cars and even some newer motorcycles feature air cooled engines.   However, most modern cars require liquid cooled systems. 

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Topics: Product Tech, Engine Cooling Technology, Tanks

Plastic Tanks, The Good, Bad, & Ugly

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Oct 28, 2016 4:45:35 PM
As anyone that has spent anytime under the hood of a car knows most coolant tanks are made of plastic.  In the majority of automotive applications the coolant tank is manufactured out of polyethylene.  The use of polyethylene as with anything else has advantages and disadvantages.   Lets look at why plastic may or may not be the best choice for you ... 
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Topics: Reviews & Comparisons, Engine Cooling Technology, Tanks

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