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Hello everone,
Has anyone ev


Hello everone,
Has anyone ever had a problem with a hole developing in the oil tank on this car and it not be a fitting. The tank has a small hole on the front side (facing the drivrs seat). I removed the engine (went well). And closley study the tank in its mounted position, the rubber insulators are in fine shape and the tank is mounted firmly with no play. The braces are nicely covered with an abrasion wrap. And the tank shows no signs of rubbing on any thing. The original chip type coating is in good condition. Yet the tank has developed a hole about 6 inces from the bottom. It shows no sign of impact. The hole cleary dosent look machine made either. It looks like a possible over penetration from a weld made inside. Dose this tank have baffels?
Also the tank has an overall ballon look to it. Rather than right angles at the welds.
While i belive the tank can be repaired. Can anyone think where I can find a new or used tank?
Also can I get some ball parks on total costs for the major service? Water pump rebuild, valve adjustment, belts and tensioner idlers, all new rubber coolant and oil,all new gaskets.
Any 512 major tips would be well recived. Motor is out now. But hope to be finished in three days.
 
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Hi Randy,

welcome to Ferrar


Hi Randy,

welcome to Ferrari Talk.

It's certianly possible for a sump tank to develop a leak. They were semi hand formed and welded and are subject to quite a bit of harmonics & vibration, so after all these years almost anything is possible. Your theory of a broken internal baffle weld sounds possible.

Yes they have baffles.

For a new tank you should try Ferrari of UK of dondly known as FUK...but don't let their name fool you, they are great guys and have great prices along with a parts inventory that is mind boggling.

For a used tank call Bill at GT Car Parts.

Regards, JRV
 
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Related to this issue is the &

Related to this issue is the "ballooning" of the water filler/expansion tank in the Boxer. I replaced mine after it developed a small leak, only to find the new one ballooning as well. I have a 1.1 Bar cap on (the .9 Bar cap led to loss of coolant - consistently). Have others experienced this? Is it simply poor design, or is there more to it?

Thank you.

Jim S.
 
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