2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 02-11-2004, 03:04 PM
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How would you do a coolant pressure test to see if the seals are good, and what kind of readings are we looking at?
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:17 PM
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step 1: obtain pressure tester 2/proper adapter for your filler neck.

step 2: attach tester

step 3: pump tester until gauge indicates pressure your radiator cap is rated for

step 4: observe gauge to see if pressure drops over time while observing engine bay for drips...

there you go.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:39 PM
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You can rent the pressure testers at Auto Zone. However, when I rented one it did not have the adapter to fit the cap. However, you might have to order that from the company that makes the tester.

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Old 02-21-2004, 06:38 AM
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Just don't run that pressure past 16psi or you could pop a water seal. What I did and was taught with a rotary..Pump it to about 13-15max slowly and make sure it holds the pressure....I know you already know this, but there are people who went to high and pooof! over
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