Surge Tank LeaksSurge Tank leaks
Surge tanks, and the components associated with them, are prone to failure. A leak in one of these components in applications where the tank mounts above or alongside the radiator can easily look like a radiator leak from the coolant dripping down onto the radiator.
Perceived Leaking Radiators
with surge tanks in these positions, regardless of plastic or metal construction, must have the tank
and hoses inspected before determining the radiator to be defective, or at fault.
With truck and bus applications utilizing surge tanks, we often will see return claims that in fact end up being brand new radiators. Before going through the effort to remove and claim a radiator defective, be sure to check out the surge tank!