Bill Putney wrote:...FWIW, the Balkamp (my box was labeled Dorman Products) at Napa Autoparts was $66.10, but it included a radiator cap.
mnitetrain wrote:Pretty sure the pressure cap is included with the MOPAR recovery tank...
That is correct.[/quote]
Just replaced the Balkamp/Dorman water bottle with a MOPAR part. The 3-month old Balkamp/Dorman water bottle split in the back.
What a freaking waste of money. Reports that the Dorman water bottle has been revised may
be correct, but the revised part is at least as bad as the original.
FWIW, the Mopar bottle at the dealer was about $20 more than the Balkamp/Dorman bottle at Napa Auto Parts. You can probably save more mailorder, but when you need one, you need one. I couldn't afford to be without my daily driver while I waited for a @#$% water bottle. Thankfully, my local 5-star had one on the shelf. Don't cheap out - when Bill advises us to get the Mopar water bottle, he's not
I probably could have returned the Balkamp/Dorman water bottle under warranty - and gotten another @#$% water bottle that would have split again in 3 months?
FWIW #2: Yes, the Mopar water bottle came with a cap, but it wasn't the original fancy plastic one you see in the parts catalog. It looks to be a heavy duty model - better built than the Made in Israel cap I bought at Autozone, which was not bad at all.
Anyway - the $20 savings is not worth the hassle of being stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring out from under the hood, having to limp ~5 miles home, bumming a ride to the dealer to pick up the tank, another bottle of Zerex G-05 (luckily I had a spare, or that would be another trip out to Napa auto parts), and missing a day of work. Get the MOPAR water bottle!