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    Opaque overflow tank
    on: Jan 08, 2022, 09.15 pm
    Jan 08, 2022, 09.15 pm
    Iím changing the coolant on my recently purchased 2015, 26,000 mile Trophy. I discovered the overflow tank has turned a dark color on the inside. Canít see a flashlight shining through it. The drain plugs look like theyíve never been touched so this may the first time itís been changed. Has anyone ever dealt with this? Iím hoping I can clean it.

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    Re: Opaque overflow tank
    Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2022, 01.05 am
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    If it is not known whether it has been replaced or not, now is the time to replace it. It is normally replaced every two years.
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    Re: Opaque overflow tank
    Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2022, 02.46 am
    Jan 09, 2022, 02.46 am
    Took the expansion tank off and the reason I canít see through it is because itís made out of grey plastic. Seems like an odd choice.

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    Re: Opaque overflow tank
    Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2022, 02.50 am
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    I place the flashlight on the side of the expansion vessel and see the state of the coolant.
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    Re: Opaque overflow tank
    Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2022, 12.46 am
    Jan 10, 2022, 12.46 am
    *Originally Posted by littlefield [+]
    itís made out of grey plastic. Seems like an odd choice.

    I agree, I struggled to see the level even when it was new.

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    Re: Opaque overflow tank
    Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2022, 12.51 am
    Jan 10, 2022, 12.51 am
    Not the best choice by Triumph but as was suggested, shining a flashlight through the tank makes it possible to see the level. I changed my coolant a few days ago.