Overflow tank for 1996

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geantbrun
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Overflow tank for 1996

Post by geantbrun »

Hi all,
My overflow tank has to replaced and I've read somewhere (https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuse ... page/2.cfm) the following:
The pictures from Galvanizd are not of the F6HZ-8A080-B overflow tank. The F6HZ-8A080-B tank is 30" x 6" x 3" (Long and Skinny) and sits on the top of the radiator of many 1998-2001 Beaver and Safari's with the Cat 3126b Engine. It's original Ford part number is F5HT-8A080-HA and was replaced with part number F6HZ-8A080-B.
Can someone confirm that the replacement F6HZ-8A080-B is also ok for my coach, a Sahara 96?

Regards,
Patrick
Safari Sahara '96
CAT 3126

CactusTwo
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Re: Overflow tank for 1996

Post by CactusTwo »

Len and Brenda Nugent
Alberta, Canada, fulltimers since 2013
1996 Safari Serengeti 3740 front door, bought in 2019
Cat 3126 300hp, Allison MD3060, VelvetRide suspension
sold 2008 GMC Duramax 3500 and 37' Cedar Creek 5th wheel

geantbrun
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Re: Overflow tank for 1996

Post by geantbrun »

Thank you for your confirmation Len (and Brenda).
I'm gonna make the order.
Have a good day,
Patrick
Safari Sahara '96
CAT 3126

TDJohn
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Re: Overflow tank for 1996

Post by TDJohn »

Patrick,

Be aware than in the recent past the Ford plastic replacement tanks have been having high failure rates, lasting only about a year or two.

Consider contacting this company, they make an aluminum version of the plastic tank for not much more money than what Ford charges for the plastic units. I recall another company making steel tanks, but they wanted like $400 for them, which is a bit steep, but still better than replacing one every one or two years.

https://www.fsrproducts.com/shopping/pr ... 104771&c=0
John
'95 Serengeti, Cummins C8.3-300
Allison 6spd.

deanshaw
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Re: Overflow tank for 1996

Post by deanshaw »

I would highly recommend not using the plastic expansion tank. I replaced 3 and the third on cracked while I was climbing a narrow mountain road in Idaho. I could not stop or pull over and had to climb to the top, seriously overheating. I was able to add water there and made it into a campground where I replaced it but the damage was done. An injector disintegrated and dropping into the engine on the next trip, resulting in a major overhaul ($10,000). I have now installed a brass tank which is working well.

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