[Lumps!] Plastic Tank

When removing the lefthand driver’s side front fender after taking a bashing
in my 83 XJ6, I found a crumpled plastic tank in the front near the
headlight buckets. It had a hose running through it. What was this for?
Richard

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Richard,

My XJS had a plastic tank behind the driver’s side front tire, under the
fender. Looked to hold about a gallon and was an overflow from the
coolant system. But, your crumpled plastic tank (in the location you
describe) sounds more like the evaporative canister for the
emmisions/fuel system. Was there anything in the tank?

David

Richard wrote:

When removing the lefthand driver’s side front fender after taking a bashing
in my 83 XJ6, I found a crumpled plastic tank in the front near the
headlight buckets. It had a hose running through it. What was this for?
Richard

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Steve, I may have misunderstood the original question or the model of car,
but I was referring to a coolant overflow (“atmospheric”) tank situated **
ahead** of the left front tire.

FWIW, my '87 Ser III has such at tank…a very odd shape. One hose goes to
the brown pressure tank, and another hose is an overflow outlet.

For some reason I am thinking that the vacuum tank you mention was used on
12-cylinder models and was situated ahead of the right front tire.

Cheers

Doug Dwyer
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From: “Stephen Gibson” steve.jaguar@ntlworld.com

I think Doug is referring to the atmospheric recovery bottle which is
situated behind the wing between the rear of the wheel arch and the door
post. This bottle does have a hose from the removable top that
disappears through the inner wing and is indeed there for coolant
overflow.

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