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Thread: Blew coolant bottle cap below 220f

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    Senior Member mr_maxime's Avatar
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    The one between 220 and 260

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    One of those purists you keep hearing about. sdg3205's Avatar
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    I think there is air in your system.
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    Senior Member mr_maxime's Avatar
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    Ill bleed from the radiator in the morning.

    Since this is my daily driver and only car, i am stressing out. At least, I just remembered that I moved to an apt building right next to my coworker and I already walk across the street to get groceries anyways. Hopefully, he'll let me carpool with him in case my car is down for repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdg3205 View Post
    I think there is air in your system.
    If there is air in the system and you bled it and you keep getting air, either you are not bleeding thoroughly or you popped the head gaskets or you have leaks. Or possibly any combination. You may also have a bad rad cap. The list goes on. At least you don't have coolant in the oil. Check the oil fill for signs of moisture. Does the oil smell burnt?
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    Stuck in the 80s John U's Avatar
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    Did the cap actually come off?
    I had an issue with a cap that had coolant spraying from the sides. It wasn't sealing properly and as the pressure built up coolant sprayed out. Bending the tabs on the cap to make it a little tighter solved the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    Did the cap actually come off?
    I had an issue with a cap that had coolant spraying from the sides. It wasn't sealing properly and as the pressure built up coolant sprayed out. Bending the tabs on the cap to make it a little tighter solved the problem.
    No it was spraying out the sides. Part of the reason why I think i might have put it on incorrectly.

    I drove to and from work without any apparent issues unless my temp gauge is lying. Outside temp was 90f and coolant temp was at the "160" line

    EDIT: I did also bleed from the radiator this morning and did from water pump again just to be safe

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    Stuck in the 80s John U's Avatar
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    I am pretty sure it is the cap. Bend the tabs on it to make it tighter. Worked for me.

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