Category Archives: Ford F-150 Expansion Tank 2011-2014

The Achilles’ Heel – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 3: Production

This 2011-2014 Ford F-150 Aluminum Expansion Tank is now on sale! Check it out here! With the airbox back in and all the bolts tightened down, we could step back and admire the fruits of over a year’s labor. Sometimes, the best compliment a product can be given is that the owner doesn’t even think about it. That’s exactly what we want to hear about our 2011-2014 Ford F-150 expansion tank. If you’ve been the owner of a 2011-2014 F-150 for the last year, chances are you’ve found a puddle of coolant under the front driver’s side of your truck at … Continue Reading ››

The Achilles’ Heel – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 2: Design Plans

The Ford F-150 is an exceptional truck; affordable, tough, surprisingly fast and strong enough to effortlessly haul you and your payload over a mountain range. It’s so exceptional that as soon as you open the hood, you will probably be disappointed. IMGL9020 The problem of crumbling 2011-2014 F-150 expansion tanks has reached such daunting scale that some owners are on their third tank, and others have started buying spares because there’s a good chance that the stock tank will break again. I imagine this would dull the excitement of owning an F-150; leaving your … Continue Reading ››

The Chink in the Armor – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Post 1: Stock Review

It goes without saying that the cooling system routed throughout the engine bay of any vehicle works best when the coolant stays in the system. It’s one of the main design requirements in fact. If that sounds familiar, that’s because this same statement was made about the Ford 7.3 Powerstroke’s expansion tank, which begs the question, is there a chink in the armor of Ford’s self-proclaimed tough built trucks? While most of the F-150 is "Built Ford Tough" the factory expansion tank doesn't exactly live up to that standard. Continue Reading ››