RE: [DML] Re: Need advise
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RE: [DML] Re: Need advise

While aluminum is the best at deflecting the heat and not holding it, the SS
coolant bottle is so small in size in comparison to the cooling system it's
to me almost a mute point that it's a little hotter.
We have been manufacturing the SS coolant bottles now for about a year since
our normal supplier ran out or wasn't able to supply them.
We have also thought about polished or grained aluminum but everyone has
wanted Stainless Steel for the looks and the durability and we drive a SS
car. What else would go better.
If you use aluminum then it would have to be painted or anodized as to not
show the oxidation or the discoloration that will happen over a short period
of time and if hit or bumped and scared will go deeper in the metal since
it's softer. As you know with the SS you just use the blending pad to clean
it up.
All of our water pump pulleys are machined and clear anodized to retain the
SS look without going to stainless. Metal cost just keep going up.
If price is an issue we can surly address that, but due to the stages of
laser cutting, fuse welding and finishing, there is a lot of work in one
bottle. Three people and/or  companies are involved. If you have any
question or concerns, please let me know. We have plenty in stock.
John Hervey

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Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Need advise

That is interesting.  Did anyone measure the temp on the standard,
plastic bottle?  I'd guess that would be the coolest of all.  (Although,
the metal ones "look" the coolest!)  I know the metal tanks look nice,
but if I can't see spending that much on a cosmetic upgrade (admittedly,
a nice one) that detracts from coolant performance to boot, I'm now
wondering if I should replace my soon-to-fail plastic tank with another
stock one.  Anybody have any input on this?  I was actually considering
a stainless one.  Who makes the aluminum one - I thought they were all
stainless from DMC, PJG & Special-T...

Regarding the fuel sender, I have the DMCH one and it is FAR better than
the stock, but it still leaks a teeny bit when my tank is filled up to
the max, even with the new, supplied seal.  Still, I'm pretty happy with
it and the price was fair.  I couldn't spend the extra cost for the
'Zilla, but I hear it's good too, and uses the DMCH sender unit anyhow.
Is this correct?  I don't wanna spread misinformation...

- ed
1982 DMC-12 (11594)

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