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ac95

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Radiator Cap

Post by ac95 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:30 pm

So I'm an idiot. I was filling my radiator with water, and I placed the cap on top of the fan shroud, filled up the radiator, shut the engine cover and went on with my day(Sunday). Today I discovered that the cap wasn't on. It was the original cap, as far as I knew. I'm bummed but it is what it is. My question now is, what kind of cap do I need? Will an eBay AC Delco cap work?
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Radiator Cap

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:55 pm

Likely best thing that happened! Old caps =never replaced & need be! get one for the year van you have -delco will be fine yet make sure it is at least a 14lb =psi cap --- likely will be a 16-18 lb rating!! cheers
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donivan65
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Re: Radiator Cap

Post by donivan65 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:57 pm

so what system do you have,,,,,,an overflow bottle, a surge tank or just the radiator?
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ac95

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Re: Radiator Cap

Post by ac95 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:13 pm

Surge tank. So it's the cap that goes that.
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Re: Radiator Cap

Post by donivan65 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:28 pm

The correct coolant level is 1" BELOW the cap,,,,,,,,I would say the van takes a 247 degree, 15 psi, cap,,,,,,,so a Oreilleys 7016 or 7716 should get the job done,,,,,the lever one was probably the correct one,,,,
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ac95

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Re: Radiator Cap

Post by ac95 on Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:47 am

Thanks for the quick help TwinPilot and Donivan!

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