PART NUMBER: 61-2194
Direct replacement for your factory plastic tanks. This combo includes our super popular Coolant Expansion tank and Power Steering tank. Made in the USA, all aluminum with beautiful TIG welding. Constructed with internal baffles and machined aluminum necks that take the factory caps. All of the inlets and outlets are positioned to match up with the factory hoses. The tanks mount to the same locations as the factory tanks and are built with the same dimensions for an easy fit.
NEW optional satin black powdercoated finish offers a more subtle option than the bare aluminum. The satin black is a low-gloss finish that looks right at home in the NC engine bay, unlike a wrinkle or high gloss black that matches nothing around it. Some other examples of powdercoated tanks done by individuals or other shops make the mistake of coating the nipples where hoses and cap attach. That is a no-no! This premium powdercoating is done at the factory the correct way with all critical areas properly masked so that you get a great looking finish without compromises.
As these cars age, the factory plastic tank is a common failure point because the plastic gets brittle and cracks. Unlike the earlier cars where that just meant a leak, the NC relies on this tank to be a pressurized part of the cooling system, which means that as soon as a crack forms the system loses pressure and the engine overheats. We've had more and more people bring in cars with blown motors due to this simple failure, and along with a new expansion tank now they need a new motor as well, so we decided it was time for a "lifetime" solution. This tank is the solution. It will not fail over time like the factory tank, and looks great as well!
CLAMPS: While the factory squeeze-clamps on the hoses can be re-used, they get weaker the more they are removed/installed and having a tight seal on all the hoses is important since this tank is pressurized. We recommend changing the squeeze clamps out for worm drive hose clamps which can be found at any auto parts store. #4 worm clamp (x2) for the top two nipples, #10 worm clamp (x1) for the bottom.
COOLANT CAP: You might need to very slightly adjust the 'tangs' on the factory radiator cap to fit the new metal neck with same tension as it did on the factory softer plastic neck, takes a few seconds to do with pair of needle nose pliers.
Power Steering Tank:
This all-aluminum replacement will never wear out and looks great. The custom machined neck takes the factory cap. Tank features internal baffles to reduce aeration of the fluid. Direct replacement for the factory tank. We always recommend changing the factory hose clamps out for worm-drive style hose clamps, available from any auto parts store.
Checking the level:
To make it easy to check the level of your power steering fluid, we made use of the features we were already adding; Unlike the factory tank, this one has internal baffles to help reduce aeration of the fluid. The top-most baffle is placed at the full position for the fluid. Therefore, when you take the cap off and look inside you can only see down to the top surface of that baffle. If you see fluid at or slightly above that baffle, you're full and good to go. If the baffle/plate is dry, just add fluid until you see it.
Great write-up of the coolant tank install process over on the Revlimiter blog:
YES, there is a view window on the side so you can see coolant level, see it in that window and you are good to go!
Optional satin black powdercoated finish!
I recently did a refresh on the car, had a ceramic coat applied as well as an engine bay shampoo. Couldn't believe what a difference it made to MOST of the engine... except the yellowing plastic containers. When I read up about most issues with these cars many seem to point out the short life expectancy of the plastic and rubber components, so seeing these tanks as a combo I ordered them, and they arrived within days. As the install requires removing the stock air filter, out of curiosity I had a look to find the AEM intake-- what a great time to upgrade if you have to take the stock one out. Definitely worth considering! I have had absolutely no troubles dealing with Good-Win Racing and highly recommend them to anyone who wants to treat their car right, whether you're a professional race driver or (like me) even just interested in having a car you can enjoy every day. Cheers!
Recently installed on my 2012 MX5 with 34,000 miles that I autocross only, when I discovered a seam leak in my coolant tank during my winter time downtime maintenance inspection. I bought the combo aluminum coolant tank, power steering tank.
Install went very easy and tanks look great and will give me a better feeling about not having an unexpected coolant tank failure while autocrossing on the many 90+ degree days we run on during the dogs days of summer.
Only complaint is the coolant level site glass is difficult to see the coolant level.
Still am very pleased with the purchase, ease of install, and quality of construction of these Moroso aluminum tanks.
This is the second Moroso coolant tank I have purchased, but this time I purchased the combo to add a little more bling to my new MX5.
Both tanks are well made and very easy to install. Probably takes less than an hour to install both tanks. The coolant tank takes the worry away from having to deal with a leaking stock tank and the PS tank compliments the coolant tank very nicely!
Thanks for making a great product!
Great upgrade from stock, easy install & almost looks factory with the black powder coat. Plastic deteriorates & cracks with heat & time. Thanks again Goodwin!