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There seems to be no recovery tank for my radiator is there supposed to be one

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On the northstar engines, there is no "recovery tank".

You will have a Surge tank (or expansion tank).

It's there for two reasons.

1...to allow for expansion of the coolant.

2...To purge air out of the system (the cooling system is self purging on these engines).

In your car,I believe the tank is on the drivers side close to the strut tower.

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