Help with rad. cap and overflow bottle...
Posted March 29, 2001 - 11:40 AM
That being said, if I remove the overflow bottle, all the hose up to the radiator cap, do I need to change out the cap? If so, will the YZ cap work?
Or could I get away with leaving some of the hose off the cap and running it down the frame and dumping it by the skid plate?
Getting tired of seeing all the dripping onto my swingarm from the bottle too...
Thanks for your help with this.
Posted March 29, 2001 - 02:39 PM
Posted March 29, 2001 - 06:45 PM
Posted March 30, 2001 - 10:09 PM
1.1 = 15.6 PSI
1.4 = 19.9 PSI
1.6 = 21.8 PSI
P.S. I haven't had any trouble running my 99' WR4 with the stock cap and bottle removed.
P.P.S - I ordered one of the 19 PSI (1.4) caps from Baker Precision, but it never came. They were less than stellar in the service department. I ended up getting it from a local autoparts store.
[This message has been edited by Heywood (edited 03-30-2001).]
Posted April 07, 2001 - 01:15 AM
Now, with that in mind.. This is an important thing to mention. Adding 1 lb to your radiator cap will boost your boiling point 3 degrees, and wont kill your Cooling system.. But.. Its important to consider that the simple raising of pressure in your System will both, weaken Hose connections of coolant.. and will INCREASE the likelyhood of radiator Damage with an Impact!
More pressure.. Soft aluminum..Mixed with Heat..Coolant..And now More Pressure.. Not worth the Change. Unless its at High Altitude where Air pressure is Lower.. THEN and only then should you consider a higher pressure cap.
This is from 7 Years of Automotive Knowledge working in a busy Parts Store to those that thought changing to a higher cap would improve cooling. It Does nothing of the Sort. It mearly Changes boiling points of the coolant.
Posted April 07, 2001 - 03:51 PM
I know of quite a few guys over here who have simply dumped the bottle and lines with the stock cap. Bear in mind though that it is handy if you boil it badly at the bottom of some great hill on a hot summers day!
Posted April 13, 2001 - 09:20 PM