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Old 22-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone used a pre 95 Rover 200/400 header tank?
I currently have an Elise one which is the same as the R25/MGZR tank but the mounting tabs are in a different place and Iím struggling to get it to sit nicely now Iíve re-routed my heater pipes, looking for ideas before I potentially waste money on a R200/400 tank.


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Old 22-02-2018, 10:47 PM   #2
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Aye that's what I'm using on mine:



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Old 22-02-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Richie!
Looks alright, I found one for £14 delivered so at that price I think Iíll buy it and have a play about with it.
I could mount mine where you have yours without too much messing around I think.
I donít think itís quite as deep as my current one so Iím hoping it would have better clearance for the heater hoses if I mount it where my current tank is.


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Yeah it is comparatively shallow, next to the other type

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Old 23-02-2018, 12:39 PM   #5
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The one Richie has is a Rover 400 or 45 tank. The cap is the same.

Phoenix ran the 200 or 25 tank. As you say the tabs holding it are at the top instead of on the side like yours. The only reason I removed it was I have 3 tanks and 5 caps. Not one will hold over 0.5 bar pressure.

You are welcome to have one from me for free.
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Old 23-02-2018, 01:12 PM   #6
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Iíve ordered the cheap Rover 400 tank now, just want to see if it will work nicer than my current one.
They are still available new so if it fits better but doesnít hold pressure I can always get a new one, good news is I watched a used Elise header go for nearly £30 so switching to the Rover one will make me money!


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Old 23-02-2018, 03:48 PM   #7
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but the lotus one will go faster.
actually I'm surprised you haven't gone for a shiny alloy one
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Thought about it but the nice ones donít seem to have a way of monitoring the coolant level.


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Typical Lotus Bo llocks.

It's a MGF tank.
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MGF tank has small tabs on the back corners, Lotus tank has big tabs like the R35/ZR on the back rather than on top.
Itís definitely a Lotus one, you can tell because itís faster to fill up and will never be the cause of HGF


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Lotus

MGF/TF

Rover 25/MGZR

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