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Old 07-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default What replacement rad caps do you guys get?

The rad cap on my mishimoto has turned to **** I think. After a spirited drive to work I see drops and puddles of antifreeze on the radiator and the radiator support.

Summit racing has a moroso and mr gasket for 10 bucks, and 949racing has a Koyorad cap for 20.

What do you guys use for replacement caps?
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a cap too. I second the question.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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I got one from a black car.


On second thought it might have been a hispanic car.
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the $3 13psi ones from autozone.
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I think the one I got was a 1.1 bar from a millenia I believe....

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The autoparts store caps NEVER seem to work right. The metal is too thin and deforms, letting the coolant seep around it.
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I run a 15psi cap from Oreilly.
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Ebay racing type R drift 1.1 bar radiator cap. Seems to function.
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FM 16psi or Stant 22-24psi.
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FM 16psi or Stant 22-24psi.
Hows the quality of the FM cap?
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Cheap autozone one here.
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I have the one that came with the mishimoto and it seems to work. I looked up the part number to the high pressure stant cap once so I could order it at autozone, but I can't remember it
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Mine sounded like a coffee pot after driving on hot days, replaced with an el-cheapo from oreillys and it hasn't had a problem since.
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I ended up getting a 16psi Stant from work. I like my discounts!
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I suggest the one that isn't Stant.

I haven't had good luck with Stants.
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I think I paid $3 at NAPA
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Much appreciated.
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