........and, I find the recovery tank is a fine piece of diagnostic
the recovery tanks on my '96 Chrysler LHS (3.5 V6....115,000
miles)........and '80 Avanti (43,000 miles) stay pristine clean.
the tank in my '93 Jeep (4.0 I6, 125,000 miles) gets a little crud in
it......so I clean out the recovery tank twice a year....would rather
flush it down the drain then have it in the cooling system.
on the other hand, some years ago I had a '78 Olds 98 (403 V8). it
was a great car and ran perfectly. but at about 60,000 miles it started
collecting some strange swill in the recovery tank which I cleaned out
every 3 or 4 months. By 85,000 miles, it still ran great but I was
emptying about a pint of oil out of it every month. the diagnostic code
read "sell this thing fast" which proved to be just the correct