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Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby chris.t » Sat 20.04.2019, 08:21

Does anyone know? TIA Chris
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby sheriff464 » Sat 20.04.2019, 08:48

Chris, header tank cap should have 120 stamped on it! I think that is psi? Anyway, that is on mine. (S2). Cheers from Clive. (Sheriff 464).
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby John_W » Sat 20.04.2019, 09:10

No, no no no no!

120 psi would put the boiling point up to about 180 degC.

I don’t know the Elan-specific value but it should be around 1 atmosphere or 14.7 psi which will allow temperatures up to about 120 degC. If the cap has 120 on it, I suggest either it refers to the temperature it opens at or it’s 12.0.

Anyway, you should be safe enough as it should be impossible to buy a 120 psi cap!

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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 20.04.2019, 09:16

Well I was sure it was 15psi but took my cap off yesterday and was going to ask exactly the same question Chris. Like sheriff, mine is stamped 120 which signifies 120kPa (kilo Pascals) or 17.4 psi or 1.2bar.
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby sheriff464 » Sat 20.04.2019, 09:20

John W, I stand corrected! 120 will be degrees. Anyway, made by AC Delco. Cheers from Clive.
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby chris.t » Sat 20.04.2019, 11:05

Thanks chaps. Just bought the Coolex header tank with new shiny cap but it let by when tested. Put the old one on and it was fine. I'll get on to Coolex on Tuesday.
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby John_W » Sat 20.04.2019, 14:11

KiloPascals?

Wot’s that in shillings?

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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 20.04.2019, 14:13

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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 20.04.2019, 14:16

Or 0.003755614774833 slugs/ft²…
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby John_W » Sat 20.04.2019, 14:44

Why can’t everybody use nice simple straightforward oilfield units:
feet, metres per second, American barrels, acre-ft, degrees farenheit, M for thousand, MM for million, standard cubic feet, milliDarcies, centipoise, psia, psig and bars?
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 20.04.2019, 16:18

John_W wrote:Why can’t everybody use nice simple straightforward oilfield units:
feet, metres per second, American barrels, acre-ft, degrees farenheit, M for thousand, MM for million, standard cubic feet, milliDarcies, centipoise, psia, psig and bars?
'cause we're not all 'mercins or old geologits. :twisted:

Anyway, because I blew a Y hose coming back from Brands Hatch, a turbo cooling hose leaving Hethel and ended up with a large puddle of incontinence on arriving home from Hethel, I thought I'd check the release pressure before fitting Samcos. So, I adapted my wastegate tester…

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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 20.04.2019, 16:21

And the answer was >36psi :shock:

Guess this may have something to do with it…

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This seems to go against a lot of internet wisdom that says the old metal ones will last for years but the plastic degrades on the modern ones.
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby Steve A » Mon 06.05.2019, 00:21

Any other cars (and what year) which use the same rated cap ? :poke:
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 07.05.2019, 10:19

Loads of them - Vauxhall, Opel, Saab, Daewoo and probably Ford. I went for a Febi Bilstein 01211 because I could get it next day from Amazon.

https://partsfinder.bilsteingroup.com/e ... febi/01211

From a FleaBay advert:
Febi Radiator Cap For Expansion Tank Vauxhall Agila Astra Calibra 4x4 Carl 01211
Description
Brand New Febi Bilstein part - 1 Years Manufacturer's Warranty

Attributes
Pressure: 1.2 Bar
Make and model this part will fit
Vauxhall Agila I, Astra II, Astra III, Astra IV, Calibra, Calibra 4x4, Carlton II, Cavalier III, Cavalier III 4x4, Corsa I, Corsa II, Frontera I 4x4, Meriva I, Nova, Omega, Tigra I, Tigra II, VX, Vectra I, Zafira I
GM/Opel Zeichnungsnr.
Daewoo Espero, Nexia
Opel Agila A, Ascona C, Astra F, Astra G, Calibra, Combo B, Combo C, Corsa A, Corsa B, Corsa C, Frontera A, Kadett C, Kadett D, Kadett E, Meriva A, Omega A, Omega B, Senator B, Speedster, Tigra A, Tigra B, Vectra A, Vectra B, Vita, Zafira A
Saab 9-3 I, 9-5 I, 900 II
Orginal Manufacturer part number this item will replace (OE Number)
Daewoo: 90409256
GM/Opel Zeichnungsnr.: 90467473, 90352470, 90409256, 90409257, 90410326, 90467472
Opel: 13 04 666, 13 04 659, 13 04 660, 13 04 661, 13 04 665, 13 04 667, 13 04 853
Saab: 43 95 513, 43 56 700, 43 567 62, 43 567 70
Vauxhall: 90467473, 90352470, 90409256, 90409257, 90410326, 90467472
Other Manufacturers equivalent part number
Borg & Beck: BRC68, BRC106, BRC132
First Line: FRC68, FRC106, FRC132
Gates: RC201, RC235
Metzger: 2140039
Meyle: 614 800 9001
Topran: 202 261
VAICO: V25-0550, V40-0480, V40-0480-1
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Re: Pressure Rating of header tank cap?

Postby Steve A » Tue 07.05.2019, 12:04

:smt023 Nice one Geoff
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