[DeTomaso] Radiator Bottle Caps
michaelsavga at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 20:50:29 EDT 2011
have you jacked up the rear when the car was cold, removed the radiator cap
and started the car?
Let it get warm, open up the thermostat and topped it off as needed. then
cap it, lower the car, shut it down, let it cool and then check the level.
On Aug 9, 2011 8:39 PM, "MyCars" <MyCars at comcast.net> wrote:
> That is exactly what I did Sunday night. I took one of my old 13lb caps
> and crushed the pressure part with a vice, then I pried it off. Now it
> is just a regular cap ;-)
> I am still trying to get the air out of the lines and rad... don't know
> if I got it all yet.
> On 8/9/2011 8:34 AM, MikeLDrew at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 8/5/11 19 24 57, MyCars at Comcast.net writes:
>>> My question is: what kind of cap should be on the top of the overflow
>>> bottle? Another 13 lb cap or something else?
>> The overflow bottle should have a ZERO psi radiator cap. Those are
>> actually rather difficult to find; I got one for a friend at a NAPA
>> store, intended for a tractor.
>> On my own car, I modified an old 13 psi cap by attacking the guts with
>> a variety of spark-inducing and noise-generating implements, gutting
>> it and turning it into a zero PSI cap.
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