radiator cap and radaitor gasket

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radiator cap and radaitor gasket

Postby bjgravley » Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:01 pm

when i replace the radaitor gasket do i need any sealant on it , and also the rubber on the inside of my radiator cap is missing i cut about three picies of gasket material and put it in the cap is this ok or should i replace with a store bought one, and if so what kind do i use, thanks alot

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:06 pm

Most people don't use any sealant, but I like to use a thin layer of silicone gasket compond on it, sometiems they are hard to sela, especially if the casting is bolwed a little from having been frozen. A homemade gasket for cap is ok, if you buy one get a non pressuerized one or at most a 3 pound one.
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Postby cowboy » Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:42 pm

:shock: Just noticed it yesterday. But on the radiator cap the distance between the seal on the cap and the seal at the end is longer than a standard cap. So the cap sealed but the seal in the radiator never touched the bottom seal area. No wonder every time I got on the side of a hill antifreeze ran out the overflow tube. Got a new one from my IH dealer today for $12.50

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