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Old 07-31-2020, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Radiator cap problem 31 coupe

Iím sure a simple answer. The radiator cap does not tighten down and hold. I can turn it until it catches but then when I push it further it slip loose again. Has to be an easy fix but let me know, Pete
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Radiator cap problem 31 coupe

Maybe a thicker gasket.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:51 PM   #3
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Adjust the tabs/ears on the cap, x-2 on a new gasket
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:07 PM   #4
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I used high temp red silicone sealer between the cap and the gasket and the problem was solved for me . Before that , when I would accelerate , water would escape around the radiator cap .
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:05 PM   #5
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The gaskets that are commonly used for the radiator cap and the Gas cap are a round piece of leather. They do have some thickness to them. Generally I find that when first used, they are almost too tight!
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