Question for those who overheated.

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  1. Four eyed stangs

    Four eyed stangs Active LVC Member

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    Did overheating loosen your radiator cap?
    I overheated today and when I opened the cap to replace fluid, it was VERY loose.

    Could I be so lucky as to just have had a loose cap?

    Fan comes on just fine and have never seen any evidence of a leak.
     
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    jjcool00 Dedicated LVC Member

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    The system is pressurized, so a loose cap could definitely be the root cause. Has there been any issue since you've tightened it?
     
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    Yeah.
    It's gone full meltdown the last two days.

    It holds temp perfectly for 20 miles and then goes up in steam.

    It's been around 110° outside each time.

    I'm picking up a degas bottle next.
     
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    Last night we heard a sound from the coolant cap.
    This morning we bought a new cap.
    The check engine light went out, so it must not have gone critical yesterday.

    I'll find out tomorrow if the cap fixed it.
     
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    manoli Dedicated LVC Member

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    This happend to me before really freaked me out and shortly after that the overheating started....long story short change the degas bottle and make sure you bleed the system correctly ;)
     
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    Day 5 with a new $5 cap and still no issues.
    I have been driving like a jerk and using AC to stress test.
    The temp climbs to just under halfway on the gauge and doesn't budge no matter how I drive.

    It looks like I got off cheap!!..... for now...
     
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    Where did you get the cap?
     
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    O'reilly's
     

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