WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

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WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by PhillipM » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 pm

After a coolant degassing tank for a D8 V6 - mine has the common leak around the seam, hence I'd prefer a new one if anyone has one stashed away - I know they were really cheap from Peugeot but it seems they're NLA - this type:

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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:01 am

That's a rare thing now I'd guess, Is there an aftermarket stainless steel one made? what about 'Ade' on the Coupe Forum? think he breaks these models.
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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:12 pm

I had a "Google" about (other search engines available) and they seem like they're getting rather rare, other PSA cars with V6's use them but they all come up slightly different, wrong size spigots or spigots pointing the wrong way. Looks a damn pain to me. Searching "stainless degassing tank" just seems to bring up huge tanks from maybe the petrochemical industry...
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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by PhillipM » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:18 pm

Yes, I've been ssearching all over for something I could adapt, nothing yet. Peugeot don't have any, anywhere, I've been in touch with Pug HQ and they checked all the dealers and warehouses in UK and France for me.

So, it looks like a full drain of the cooling system, get it off, and see if I can either repair 'em or make some ally replacements.

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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by jasper5 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:15 pm

That should be very easy to repair.
Cut it across the seam where the leak is, grind it flat on each side and glue it together.

Have you tried bypassing it and looking at the effect on the cooling system?

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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by PhillipM » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:33 pm

It's polypropylene, you won't have much luck gluing it permanently outside of a lab, even the stuff you can get commercially for PP bonding just doesn't hold up under high temperatures with aromatics in the mix - they're ultrasonic welded from the factory but....evidently not very well either :D
You might be able weld it with a 300w-500w hot melt gun if fast enough, but how long it'd last given the original weld fails I don't know.
Friction welding might work if I can figure out how to grab the two halves well enough in the lathe.

I did wonder about parting it on the seam, making a gasket and then clamping the two halves together maybe.

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Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Post by jasper5 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:16 pm

Given the other problems, I would cut it in half and clamp it together with a decent gasket in the middle...should be fairly simple to do.

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