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As stupid as this sounds... if it’s not the cap then what would it be besides the radiator which it’s not? And can I buy just any cap that’s for a raptor? Or what’s a good brand?
 

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What happened with radiator test kit??

Go out to your mom's car, and borrow her radiator cap, and test it on your bike. Don't forget to put it back.
 

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What happened with radiator test kit??

Go out to your mom's car, and borrow her radiator cap, and test it on your bike. Don't forget to put it back.
I just haven’t had a chance to get one yet. The thing is it only leaks sometimes. So I would need a cap for a long period. Like lately it hasn’t leaked and idk why...
 

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I know you guys have said to pressure check the cap... but I haven't been able to get a cap testing kit so I think im just gonna buy a cap and if it leaks ill just know that its not the cap.
I don't know of a good brand but im thinking of this one:CV4 High Pressure Radiator Cap
 

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You are way overthinking this. See posts #3 and #33. Go to auto parts store, get new cap for cheap and no waiting on the mail to come

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The cap is a spring and seal, not alot of moving parts. Get a 1.1 - 1.8 rated cap. On my radiator, the tube on the radiator that vents to the overflow tank got loose and developed a very small leak that I had repaired.
 

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Did you test the cap. Replace it anyway with a 1.1 instead of the .9 from the factory.
A radiator test kit. It can pressurize the cooling system and test caps. some local autoparts stores loan out the kit with a deposit.
Get a 1.1 - 1.8 rated cap.
So, it's been a month, almost 50 posts on 3 pages, and you still haven't had time to borrow a test kit from your auto store, or replace the cap??
 

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I like to be sure, very sure, of what I’m doing before I make decisions. Not to mention I can’t just drive down to a store and ask them. I don’t have a car, or for that matter a license.
 

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Do you have a bicycle??
 

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Give me your address, seriously. PM me and I will buy A radiator cap for you.
 

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Yup, that’s good, keep at it in school. We are here to help in any way we can and a lot of us have zero issues with helping out the younger folks in purchasing items. Forum Santas at times....
 
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Yup, that’s good, keep at it in school. We are here to help in any way we can and a lot of us have zero issues with helping out the younger folks in purchasing items. Forum Santas at times....
That's awesome man. Fortunately money isn't a problem. Our neighborhood has plenty of people needing help.
 

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Ugh.... whats next?? New cap and still leaking coolant.
Whats next is you need to figure out where the coolant is coming from. Take it out in the yard and wash it up real nice. Dry it off with rags, start it, let it idle till the fan and/or temp light comes on. Does the fan come on at all? When it gets hot, be ready to find your leak. Be looking around all the coolant flowing areas while its warming up. Hoses, radiator, cap, reservoir, water pump cover, weep hole, thermostat, throttle body, head. Report findings

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Wiggle the hoses and check the clamps. Check the overflow tank for cracks

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Whats next is you need to figure out where the coolant is coming from. Take it out in the yard and wash it up real nice. Dry it off with rags, start it, let it idle till the fan and/or temp light comes on. Does the fan come on at all? When it gets hot, be ready to find your leak. Be looking around all the coolant flowing areas while its warming up. Hoses, radiator, cap, reservoir, water pump cover, weep hole, thermostat, throttle body, head. Report findings

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The fan never turns on.... and i've never had the temp light come on.....
 
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