[urq] Radiator cap-off
Martin at quattro.ca
Thu Nov 17 15:14:05 EST 2005
You can't do that.. it will by pass the coolant basically making the whole purpose of the nice expensive rad obsolete..
One of our guys has almost overheated his motor by doing that.
You can do that as long as you have a valve or some sort of a blockage in the middle of the loop to prevent the coolant from bypassing the rad BTDT on my '85.
1982 Audi Ur-quattro (50,000 mi) new project
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (203,000 km) Euro spec. import mit 3B ;o)
1987 Audi 4000s quattro (195,000 km) winter car
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:52:33 -0700
>I assume you've thought of and are opposed to just looping the two outlets
>with a single 180-degree curved hose?
> On 11/17/05, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
>> I'm going to delete the aux rad with my new alum rad setup and last week
>> purchased some silicon caps for the two upper fittings. When they arrived
>> they were thinner and more flexible than I hoped. Other than welding (which
>> I really want to avoid - I'd like to be able to re-install aux if need be -
>> if water temps climb this summer while driving slow with A/C) - do you have
>> other suggestions?
>> Ideally I'd like a cap made of rad hose material. Fittings are 1" and 1/4"
>> - 5/16"
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