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Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank (96-04 4.6L)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Stronger Than Plastic Factory Tank
  • One Piece Aluminum Construction
  • Direct Fit Replacement
  • Reuses the Stock Factory Vented Cap
  • 1 Gallon Capacity
  • Fits 1996 to 2004 V8 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

This is a Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank, and it fits a '96 to '04 4.6-liter Mustang. This is gonna be something that you're gonna wanna check out for a few different reasons. First of all, it's a solid one-piece design that's made from aluminum. That means that it isn't gonna have the structural weaknesses that the factory tank has, since the factory tank is a two-piece plastic tank. So this is gonna be a good option if you're looking to upgrade to a stronger tank. This is also a good option if you're looking to clean up the engine bay some and want a nicer-looking tank. The solid aluminum tank is gonna look better under the hood than the plastic tank will, especially if your car has some hard miles on it and the stock plastic tank is looking old. In some cases, the stock tank can leave a lot to be desired in the looks department. The install for this tank is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You can plan on it taking about two hours. One of the nicer things about this tank is that it's a direct fit replacement. So, even though this is a one-piece instead of a two-piece like the stock tank is, this is still gonna bolt right in and directly replace the stock tank. You won't need to modify anything to get this installed, and it's gonna sit right in the stock location. It is going to reuse the stock factory vented cap, so when you take out your stock tank, either keep the cap or have a new stock cap ready to go. This has a 1-gallon capacity, and it's made from solid aluminum. Since this is a one-piece solid aluminum tank, it's gonna be stronger than the factory tank is, and it isn't going to have the same weaknesses that the factory tank could have, being that it's plastic and that it's two-piece. A lot of customers like this because of that. You don't have to worry about the tank failing on you like the stock tank might. And most people really like the solid aluminum for looks reasons, especially if you have some other modifications under the hood. This pairs nicely, looks wise with other upgrades, whether they be performance modifications or appearance mods. One thing I will say is that, since this is full aluminum, you're not gonna be able to check the coolant level as easily since you can't see through this like you can on the stock tank. This also doesn't have a location for the OEM low coolant sensor. Now, for you '03 to '04 Cobras, that isn't anything new, but, you GT guys out there, just keep that in mind, that you won't have that low coolant sensor anymore, and you'll need to manually check your levels. When it comes to price, you can expect to spend just over the $150 mark for this tank. This is currently the only aftermarket expansion tank that's available, and it's solid aluminum and very well-built. The install for this overflow tank is very easy. It'll take about an hour or two to complete. I'm gonna call it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. I mentioned that it's a direct bolt-on replacement, which means that it'll just take the place of the factory overflow tank. And it does reuse the factory cap. You won't need any special tools to complete this install, just a few sockets, a flathead, and a hose clamp remover. You'll wanna drain some of the coolant so you can cool off your stock expansion tank. So having some extra coolant to fill up with is a good idea. The factory tank uninstalls by removing the hoses and the few bolts that hold it into place. It doesn't get much easier. You can clamp your hose down if you wanna make sure that you don't leak any coolant. And the new tank installs the same way that the factory one came out. You're gonna wanna connect your hoses after you bolt the new tank into place and make sure everything is still sitting properly. The stock cap can then be installed, and the install can be finished by topping off and bleeding the coolant system. That's gonna wrap things up for the Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank for the '96 to '04 4.6-liter. Check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

High Performance. Moroso has designed a high performance direct bolt in one piece aluminum coolant tank to replace the weak plastic two piece factory coolant tank that is prone to failure at high temperature situations.

Durable Construction. Manufactured from high strength lightweight aluminum this Coolant Expansion Tank is much stronger and better looking than the factory two piece plastic tank. And features integral mounting bracket and fittings to ensure a secure fit.

Application. This Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank is designed for use on the 1996 to 2004 V8 Mustangs including the GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models and reuses the factory vented cap.

Note: Does not include location for the OEM low coolant sensor.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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2/5
Sadly Lacking

While its a beautiful and strong product, the lack of a location for the Coolant Level Sensor is at once lazy and lame, not to mention jeopardizing your engine. I'm seriously considering either replacing ...

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3/5
Doesn't fit

I installed this on my 97GT and now my hood won't close properly. I don't think I did anything wrong I unhooked my old one and replaced the new one in the same spot. I need a cowl hood now. It looks ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Could you some how make this work on a 3.8 v6? If so how?

99Rustang

  • This Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank is designed for use on the 1996 to 2004 V8 Mustangs including the GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models.

    JaHarrisAM

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I just changed out T stat, how much coolant should I put in this tank before I start burping process at the crossover? (2003 Mach 1)...thanks.

Deerslayer

  • When refilling the cooling system manually, you should keep the system between the min/max markings to ensure an overflow does not occur, and a low coolant situation does not occur. Make sure to observe and maintain this coolant level. If available, a vacuum coolant fill will eliminate the need for burping the cooling system, allowing the fill to be a one step process, and ensuring no air remains in the system.

    Rob D

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I know you take the fluid out of the old tank prior to removing it. Once you install the new tank and it is refilled, do you need to burp the coolant system now since you broke lines?

AaronS

  • When installing the Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank you should burp or bleed the cooling system, unless the system was vacuum filled. This will prevent air pockets in the system which can cause issues.

    Rob D

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Does this have a high polish finish to it or just a brushed one?

DustinD

  • The Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank comes in a brushed finished, however, it can be polished if desired.

    AMJEFF

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how do you know where to stop filling is it at the top of the cap just wondering because there isn't one already on my car and I don't know where to start filling it

Irishmen

  • Hello! For this, yes you will start filling it through the cap on the expansion tank. I would fill it about halfway up the tank. This expansion tank is for when the coolant expands it can overflow into this tank instead of on the ground, so leave so room for excess coolant in the tank.

    Ryan H

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Will I need to upgrade my pump or I can still use my factory pump?

Anonymous

  • The Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank can be used with the factory water pump.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 2/5

    April 24, 2010

    Sadly Lacking

    While its a beautiful and strong product, the lack of a location for the Coolant Level Sensor is at once lazy and lame, not to mention jeopardizing your engine. I'm seriously considering either replacing or modifying the unit.

    Barry

    Helpful (13)

  • 3/5

    July 26, 2010

    Doesn't fit

    I installed this on my 97GT and now my hood won't close properly. I don't think I did anything wrong I unhooked my old one and replaced the new one in the same spot. I need a cowl hood now. It looks GREAT under the hood next to my supercharger. It sticks up higher and holds more coolant than the oem

    Chris

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (9)

  • 4/5

    May 27, 2010

    its purty

    Good looking tank. I have a Cobra so dont need a level sensor. Install no problem, even over my thick Mishimoto radiator. Its heavier than stock of course, and you cant see the coolant level, which is a problem.

    Kelly

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    July 04, 2010

    coolant tank

    Another great deal at american muscle

    JOE

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    December 27, 2016

    a great product

    The tank quality and appearance is amazing. Does not have the structural weakness the stock plastic tank does so guaranteed no leaks. Hood clearance is a stock fit but the bottom of the tank does hit the stock fan shroud. Im going to a slim fan so doesnt bother me. All in all its a great product.

    nastynate

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    January 30, 2012

    Great fit. Nice looks.

    This coolant tank mounted up perfectly and looks great. The single drawback to this piece is there is no plug or tap for the coolant sensor. Other than that i love it. AM muscle was fast with delivery and their service is great!

    MustangSean

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Anaheim, CA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    February 23, 2017

    Great Qualiry no sensor

    This is definitely an upgrade from the stock piece however you do have to give up the sensor that tells you when you are low on coolant but well worth it

    frankNstang24

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    February 04, 2016

    Beautiful, high-quality tank. Impressive welds

    I bought this to replace my worn, cracked factory expansion tank and I couldn't be happier with the results. This tank is a very simple installation that will take you about 30 minutes with a few simple hand tools. The tank looks absolutely gorgeous and has some very nice welds. Once installed, this tank is sure to get some attention. The tank does not include new hardware, so I would recommend getting some stainless steel nuts to keep everything looking clean. This tank does not include a radiator cap and the factory one doesn't look very good installed so I ordered a billet one. There is no spot on this tank for the coolant level sensor, so be sure to just unplug it and tie it up somewhere. I see a lot of people complaining about that but to be honest, if you don't check your fluids that often or go under the hood modding that often, why are you buying something like this in the first place? Overall, this tank fits perfectly and looks stunning. A must have if you're looking to clean up under the hood and this tank holds up well to heat if you've got some serious mods.

    Mike

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Danbury, CT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    March 04, 2012

    Great product

    I really like this product. Installation was very simple, and fitment was great. No coolant level sensor in my 04 cobra, so that was a non issue for me. My only request is for moroso to design a stock size cap that doesn't look like the stock one. Thanks for a great product.

    Geoffrey

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Virginia Beach, VA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    January 17, 2017

    MOROSO ALUM COOLANT TANK

    Haven't installed yet, but welds look great. The piece itself looks very well built. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! NOTE: No cap included. Use factory cap or just pick up a new one for a couple bucks (that's what I did).

    AKBRAZIL

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    December 31, 2016

    Pleased

    Arrived on time and was a very good fit .i am extremely happy with the product.

    98mystang

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    December 09, 2016

    unsatisfied

    The mounting tab was welded crooked and their were huge scratches on it. I like the look other than that.

    denbag

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 25, 2016

    Coolant Tank

    Fit in place of the stock tank. Bolt holes lined up, hoses fit, reused stock cap. No problems installing, quick and easy.

    PJ

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 22, 2016

    Grateful

    Looks grate loved the easy installation. Grate product.

    RicoSuave

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 14, 2016

    Great product

    Great product easy install and very fast shipping!

    SVT2504

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    April 21, 2016

    Looks solid.

    Bought this because my plastic one from 2001 got brittle and cracked when I was swapping my motor. I really like this peice. It's solid, good welds and looks really nice. There are complaints about the spot for the sensor, but I didn't have a sensor and it made no difference.

    strobe

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2012

    Only a bit more $$ than OEM.

    This piece replaced the original plastic tank that looked suspect to me while overhauling my coolant system. Install was a snap and it looks outstanding!

    Slipperman

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Chicagoland, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    February 01, 2010

    Great piece

    Combined with the radiator cover this looks excellent! Although the only down side it doesn't have a spot to put the coolant level sensor in. That would of been good to know, but still wouldn't affect my decision and i would get it. It has good quality welds too.

    Ryan

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    November 17, 2009

    Awesome

    It looks so much better than the stock Coolant expansion tank. Very easy to install!

    Greg

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    December 04, 2017

    Aluminum coolant tank

    Like the way it looks ,will last for ever makes under the hood look better,It's and eye catcher

    Stacey

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

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