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    confused expansion tank

    had a coolant leak for the last 3 months and couldnt find where it was coming from, after driving into edinburgh today from home approx 15 miles i noticed coolent dripping under the car, when i opened the bonnet i noticed it was dripping from a crack in the side of the bottle which only appears to leak when the engine is hot. anyone else had this problem and are they expensive to buy??

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    Hey bud

    Your car will need a recall, they will replace your expansion tank. Give vauxhall a call they will let you know if your car falls under the recall.

    Cheers

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    will it still be covered as its an 04plate?

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    Its not covered under a recall, only the 2.8t v6 had its header tank recalled.

    Yeah the header tanks are known to leak eventually mine has been changed aswell, same as you leaked when it was hot under pressure. It was a tiny hairline crack.

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    how much did a new 1 cost you if you dont mind me asking?

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    My warranty covered it mate, i believe they are around £70 though.

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    The expansion bottles are only around 20 quid.

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    God knows where i got that figure from in my head then lol.

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    They are only 16 quid +vat to me, so i reckon about 20 quid + vat..

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