Ford Surge/Expansion Tanks

Ford Surge Tank OEM: F947A-F425

Ford L8000 Model

The Ford L8000 is a medium-duty truck model that was produced by Ford Motor Company from 1980 to 1998. It belongs to the Ford “L-Series,” a line of trucks specifically designed for commercial and industrial applications.

The L8000 was introduced as a successor to the Ford N-Series.  Also, it was positioned as a versatile truck suitable for various vocational purposes, such as local delivery, construction, and utility work. It offered a balance between power, durability, and maneuverability. Making it popular among fleet operators and businesses requiring a reliable workhorse.

The Ford L8000 featured a conventional cab design and came with different configurations to accommodate different needs. It was available in several wheelbase options, ranging from 128 to 260 inches, allowing for various body lengths and payload capacities. The truck had a rugged chassis and was capable of handling heavy loads.

Importance of an Expansion Tank

An expansion tank, also known as a coolant reservoir or overflow tank, serves an important purpose in the cooling system of a semi-truck or any vehicle. Its primary function is to provide a space for the coolant to expand and contract as the engine temperature fluctuates during operation.

The cooling system in a semi-truck is responsible for regulating the engine temperature and preventing it from overheating. As the engine runs, it generates a significant amount of heat, which is absorbed by the coolant circulating through the engine block and cylinder heads. The heated coolant then flows through the radiator, where it is cooled down before returning to the engine.

Ford OEM: F947A-F425 Available Today

At SouthPOINTE Radiator we carry an extensive line of surge tanks. In addition, we carry them for not only Ford but Peterbilt, Western Star, Kenworth, Volvo, and more. Also, if we do not have the tank you are looking for give us a call at 734.351.5365. We can find it for you!

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