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Stant 10227 Radiator Cap - 13 PSI

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  • If you have a radiator cap leak or any radiator cap problem just change the cap. Most radiator cap replacement prices are below $10, and it is not worth the risk to not change the cap. If you’re not sure if your radiator cap is bad, replace it anyway. At $10 there is absolutely no reason a radiator cap replacement will ever be a bad idea.

    Listing at the top of the most common radiator cap problems, is a defective or busted pressure seal. The internal ring on the underside of the radiator keeps the system pressure in check. If it's damaged or worn out, the radiator cap may not be able to handle the coolant system's pressure, which could cause the engine to overheat. It could also cause coolant to leak around the edges of the radiator cap, which can be a hazard, as engine coolant can cause severe injury. Due to the simple design of radiator caps, the only problem one usually experiences with them is a busted seal, unless the cap is physically damaged in some other way.

  • Listing at the top of the most common radiator cap problems, is a defective or busted pressure seal. The internal ring on the underside of the radiator keeps the system pressure in check. If it's damaged or worn out, the radiator cap may not be able to handle the coolant system's pressure, which could cause the engine to overheat. It could also cause coolant to leak around the edges of the radiator cap, which can be a hazard, as engine coolant can cause severe injury. Due to the simple design of radiator caps, the only problem one usually experiences with them is a busted seal, unless the cap is physically damaged in some other way.

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