: broken coolant reservoir in my N*



ibarria
07-18-07, 02:34 PM
Yesterday night I noticed while checking the oil in my car that the engine reservoir was empty, since I could check well at night I waited until morning today before leaving for work, I check for leaks, houses thermostat housing, nothing, while checking the hose that goes from the water reservoir to god knows where.. Voila! I found the leak, big time.. the water reservoir is broken :(
does anybody know where can i buy it besides the stealership? and how much should I expect it to cost?

any websites to check for prices? and also, water reservoir is the correct name for it?
thank you all for your priceless help.

Ibarria.

ibarria
07-18-07, 11:33 PM
nobody has ever had the same problem?
I guess I will start tomorrow looking for one.

Ranger
07-19-07, 02:07 AM
It's called the surge tank.
http://www.rockauto.com
http://www.gmotors.com

blb
07-19-07, 12:17 PM
The surge tank is a $5.00 item in the salvage yards around here.....plenty to choose from.

ibarria
07-19-07, 03:53 PM
is it pretty hard to replace it?
and $5 bucks where?
I live in Austin Texas.

Submariner409
07-19-07, 05:13 PM
Not hard to replace......a couple of squeeze hose clamps and metric cap screws. A little tight to work around, but do-able in 30 minutes, start-finish. (Use a quilted fender cover) Look at www.car-parts.com (http://www.car-parts.com). Surf around there and either chat or call a junkyard ("vehicle recycle facility") somewhere in TX. $25, tops. Might as well do the whole coolant replacement while you're at it.............it sure helps if you add your vehicle model and year to your header........

ibarria
07-19-07, 09:55 PM
I just called a cadillac stealership, thehy want $90 plus tax, new, I havent called the yunkyard yet, but I was thinking, that might as well pay for something that I know is going to last at least another 100K
what do you all think?

ibarria
07-19-07, 10:00 PM
by the way, how can you add somthing to the header where my nick is?
my car is a 2000 Cadillac Deville, Sedan. 101,000 Miles.

Ranger
07-19-07, 11:20 PM
by the way, how can you add somthing to the header where my nick is?
my car is a 2000 Cadillac Deville, Sedan. 101,000 Miles.

USER CP top left on the blue bar.

ibarria
07-20-07, 12:57 AM
Thanx a buncH!