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I replaced overflow container and cap last year. Now cap is stripped
And is leaking. How long should cap last for overflow approximately? Thanks
 

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Using original ones for '00 and '02 right now. Both tank and cap.

If the new one came from a parts store then Chinese and likely to strip the cap. They use crappier plastics and they are often thinner too.

Even the OEM ones can cross thread easily when older and then they strip next. The older plastic frays to make it hard to start the screwing on right and then you screw it up.

All the ones I used to warranty and other lines of car too were usually cross threaded, it's hard to do it right now apparently. Like so many other things we never had trouble with before like now.
 

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I've never replaced one in many years of Focus ownership (I'm at 18 years and the third one now). One year is definitely not an acceptable wear-out period.
But I don't know what to suggest other than getting a new one and being extra careful every time you open and close it.
 
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