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Dorman - OE Solutions Pressurized Coolant Reservoir

Part No. 603-200 Warranty  

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Our Engine Coolant Recovery Tank is designed for enduring use. It resists the expansion and cracking that temperature fluctuation can cause. Plus, the durable plastic prevents coolant fluid loss.

Product Features:
  • Comes with reservoir cap
  • Level sensor included (where applicable)
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Quality tested to ensure trouble-free installation and performance
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Cap Included:Yes
Color/Finish:White/Black
Material:Plastic
Mounting Hardware Included:No

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Dorman - OE SolutionsCoolant Reservoir
 
3.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (18)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (15)
    • Everyday driving (7)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (6), Casual driver (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (8), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great tank _ get a different cap

    This is a good replacement tank but go elsewhere and get a different brand replacement cap.
    The cap that comes with it is fine for a couple of months, then the vent...Read complete review

    This is a good replacement tank but go elsewhere and get a different brand replacement cap.
    The cap that comes with it is fine for a couple of months, then the vent clogs and it will overpressurize your system, until it leaks or blows at a weak spot.
    Otherwise the tank is great.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worthless!!!!!!

    Used this on a '97 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 OHV Engine I just rebuilt. As soon as the vehicle gets to operating temp the cap blows off. I tried 5 in all. I...Read complete review

    Used this on a '97 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 OHV Engine I just rebuilt. As soon as the vehicle gets to operating temp the cap blows off. I tried 5 in all. I returned the first one and went to several stores to get replacements. After the first bad encounter I tested in the store by flicking my finger under the cap after tightening. It flipped right OFF!. The store clerks were amazed. The threads are clean but the diameter of the top of the bottle is too small for the cap and can not handle any pressure as soon as the coolant heats up. It's suppose to handle 16 psi. It can't handle 3. Dorman's quality control stinks. As I said I tried 5 in total from various stores. Will never even try one of their products again. Total Junk and Worthless.

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    5.0

    fits perfect, very good buy

    By willy

    from slonsville,ny

    About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Good Price
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

    very reasonable price,came with a new pressure cap,fit perfect,easy install.

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    5.0

    Exact Fit

    By desmo

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

      The original Ford or Mercury reservoirs develop stress cracks over time due to the pressure & temperature cycling of the cooling system. These small cracks eventually start to leak, resulting in coolant & pressure loss.

      This replacement part "resets the clock" and can be changed in 15 minutes or less. You'll a quart or two of the proper Ford-recommended coolant to replace was is lost during the swap.

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      1.0

      poor quality

      By Jerry

      from Sayre Pa.

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Level 3

      Pros

        Cons

        • Won't Last

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

        Installed on 1997 ford Taurus after two years
        started to leak along black top. The free replacement on bolt hole didn't line up on left side to high one bolt holding it in place.
        Hopefully replacement will last for more than two years.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent way to shop

        By cw

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

          Very Satisfied

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for the money

          By Thusk

          from Tennessee

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

            This is a great product for the price. The online ordering then store pick up saves money! Don't forget to search for advance coupon codes to use at check out.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good Fit - Higher Price Locally

            By No One In Particular

            from Abbeville, SC

            About Me Casual Driver

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

              The replacement reservoir fit just like the original and was very easy to install. I just installed, so I can't speak to it's performance or durability. I will tell you that if you buy it at your local Advance Auto store, expect to pay much more for it than advertised here. Over twice as much in fact. That tends to be how it is with any parts I look up online and then go to the store to buy. Even when they tell me online that it is in stock at the store. Go figure.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good price, easy installation

              By Andrey

              from Chapel Hill, NC

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

                Good price, easy installation. The old one was leaking and I installed this one. So far no issues.

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                (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                simple to install

                By royman

                from williamsburg va

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

                  simpliest job ive ever done

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                  (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fits right and does the job

                  By dcf4141

                  from Titusville, FL

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

                    I saw the reviews about the cap not fitting properly. They must have corrected whatever problem there was, because this one fits and works fine.

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                    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not all it's "cracked" up to be!

                    By Master Mike

                    from Pittsburgh, Pa

                    About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Cheap cap it leaks
                    • Tank cracks prematurely

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir:

                    Cheaply made tank.The cap leaks after a few short months, had to use original cap, lucky I saved it.The tank's upper black lid develops pinhole leaks after 2 short years, 30,000 miles.The bottom of the tank cracks shortly thereafter. The original lasted 130,000 miles.Dorman gives Advance Auto Parts a lifetime warrant but Advance Auto Parts only gives the consumer a 1 year warranty.

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                    • Q:

                      How many ports for hoses are there the picture only shows two my tank has three ports.
                      Asked on 8/26/2013 by Gallo from Pennsylvania

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                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order to assist you with this Dorman - OE Solutions Coolant Reservoir - Part No. 603-200, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle and for any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/26/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      When replacing the coolant resevoir, do I have to buy new hoses or can I use the original hoses.
                      Asked on 8/13/2013 by Lil' Red from Juliette, GA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        It is not necessary to replace the hoses when replacing the radiator. But, If any hoses are swollen near the hose clamps or have soft spots or cracks, replace them. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/13/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      How long is the warranty
                      Asked on 6/7/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Dorman - Original Equipment Solutions Coolant Reservoir - Part No. 603-200 comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
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