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Corsa Sport » Message Board » Help Zone, Modification and ICE Advice » urgent help needed - driving without radiator coolant cap » Post Reply
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 10:54|
my x12xe defo couldnt run without one. No pressure and the engine kept overheating
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 10:42|
u can run without 1, but water will evaporate out, so it'll need toppping regularly.
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 09:32|
i payed like £3 from my local auto factors for a new cap. You need it cos like it has been said, it will boil over when the car idles when hot, and u lose a shitload of water, then the engine overheats.
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 09:28|
Gte a ne wone from Vauxhall Only 11 quid. id say worth it for a good running car
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 09:14|
i have a spare cap
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 08:52|
i was driving with a faulty cap which wasnt holding pressure, and cos of it it kept boiling over when i was in long queues...
||posted on 8th Dec 04 at 08:48|
The time u spent on here writing this message you could of got the cap :P
|Stone Cold Rattlesnake
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 23:51|
Yeh def. get hold of another cap, a temporary solution like that is ok for driving to get the new cap for instance - temporary only though
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 23:38|
Thought so, wasn't sure.
|Black Corsa SRi
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 21:01|
you need the cap really or something thats gonna hold the pressure cause despite what people are saying on here trust me if you rev the engine more than a few thousand revs (ie drive it) with no cap or just a bit of tape the prssure will send a fountian of water out the tank. I know this for a fact as when i changed the coolant on my old corsa I did exacly this when running it to expell air locks etc! LOL
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:37|
Notice question marks?
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:26|
eek missed a bit -
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:25|
shhs fool :P
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:23|
What about the pressure? You'd have to use something that could maintain the pressure in the system, surely?
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:18|
yeh cant c y not, as long as the water cant get out it SHOULD b ok
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:14|
kk, wat if i was to duct tape it up or place a rubber glove over it and laccy band it down and secure it somehow... wud that be ok for a temporary fix until i can get me new cap :O
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 18:07|
not really, you water will escape.......
||posted on 7th Dec 04 at 17:48|
as the title suggests, i've lost me radiator coolant tank cap thingy so is it safe for me to drive or do i need to get a new one before i start a journey???