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Here's a reason to get a new rad cap by Arns85GT
Started on: 07-27-2013 11:47 AM
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Last post by: jim94 on 07-27-2013 01:17 PM
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Report this Post07-27-2013 11:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
so here I was pulling into the driveway and all of a sudden the car dumps a gallon or so of coolant on the driveway.

I saw the coolant was coming from the front and the first thing I thought was " new hose".

But, to my surprise nothing looked wrong. I topped up the coolant system with water and nothing leaked. I warmed up the engine and nothing leaked.

It was the radiator cap. The cap was the origninal with the car and the spring finally went a little soft and let the coolant loose.

Good timing though. Imagine it happening on a cruise out in the boonies. Anyway $7 later all is well.

A word to the wise.

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Report this Post07-27-2013 11:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 86 Vintage FieroClick Here to Email 86 Vintage FieroSend a Private Message to 86 Vintage FieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Personally, I bought a 3 core radiator with a new cap best thing I could have done for the car and cooling system.
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make sure you get the right cap.
See my Cave, Radiator Caps

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Report this Post07-27-2013 01:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jim94Click Here to Email jim94Send a Private Message to jim94Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My overflow tank was full and foaming for 900 miles. GA to n.j and a new cap fixed the problem. Dave in new jersey did some work on my car and told me my cap was bad. Problem fixed
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It was the original cap too
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