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Saturn 96 sohc...leak of preston from the tank cap

I have a satun sl 96 with 1.9l sohc, i rebuilt the engine ( head rebuilt, new ring, new bearing, new gasket,new thermostat). Thermostat open at 94 degrees, and fan start at 108degrees but,,,juste befor the fan goes on, a leak of preston comes out the cap of the tank, so i change the cap,same problem, i switch radiator from a used one...same result...only thing i can see will be to change the tank.....another idea????

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You should be able to inspect the tank to see if there is any damage around the place where the rubber seal on the cap fits. If there is, it will need to be replaced.

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