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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212908 posted 07/21/15 07:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So here is my little issue that I've been having... Ever since I removed my radiator to weld up a leak and refilled my coolant system with coolant. I can't seem to get it burped all of the way. I.E I can remove my radiator cap when the engine is cold ( before even starting it ) and the cap would be pressurized and some coolant comes out ( makes a mess ). Usually the cap will be pressurized when the engine has just been shut off but not when its cold..

Does anyone have any ideas?

Is their still air in the system?
Is my thermostat not opening up?
Do I possibly have a blown headgasket?
Blockage in the system somewhere?

Any help would be great thanks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212911 posted 07/21/15 08:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do you have another radiator cap? Try swapping that.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212912 posted 07/21/15 08:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are you saying it might be too heavy of a spring?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212914 posted 07/21/15 08:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Spring should only be 13 lbs. It should bleed off pressure so when you are cool/cold start there will be no pressure.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212915 posted 07/21/15 08:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok, yeah that makes sense, I will get one from the store and try it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212916 posted 07/21/15 08:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess my cap can be failing.. It's not that old tho so it would be weird if it is.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212917 posted 07/21/15 08:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Always start with the easy stuff. The cap regulates coolant pressure, sounds like it's not releasing properly. Otherwise, do you have an OEM thermostat?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212918 posted 07/21/15 08:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I do believe it has an OEM one in their, But that could be failing too if its not the cap.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212927 posted 07/21/15 10:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wouldn't think it would keep the system pressurized like the cap would.

As far as air is concerned, doubt that. I do recommend these for burping. I have one at home and at work.
Coolant bucket.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212928 posted 07/21/15 10:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I heard those work sweet, im definitely picking one of those.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212931 posted 07/21/15 11:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you can, get the newer version with a lid. It makes a difference.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212958 posted 07/21/15 01:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You need to control your fans with 'link.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212971 posted 07/21/15 03:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I see what you did there.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213125 posted 07/23/15 05:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I second the coolant bucket. Very cool tool.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213411 posted 07/28/15 10:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well it seems changing the radiator cap worked with the pressure build up issue I was having... I also replaced my thermostat which was really gunked up with minerals from the tap water I'm guessing. I feel like I might have to replace my cheap water temp gauge to a better one, seems to be inconsistent with the readings. When I come up to a stop the temp will go up slightly over 200 but my stock gauge will not move from its normal state ( which is a little bit to the left from the center). Once I take off it'll come back down below 200, still my stock gauge doesn't move at all. I purchased the coolant bleeder funnel ( works great btw )and burped the system. My sensor probe for the AM gauge is a little loose So I feel like its not reading properly...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213414 posted 07/28/15 10:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The stock coolant gauge is horribly inaccurate. You can be at a temp between 180 and 210 and it will show the same position. By the time it moves to hot, your already pushing 230.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213415 posted 07/28/15 10:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did have a 180 stat in it before, now I have a 195 (stock) and its never ran this hot. might be going back to the 180.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213416 posted 07/28/15 10:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Be sure to get an OEM Stat or a Murry Ultrastat. The valves are actually bigger in these.



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Edited by marvinmadman (07/28/15 11:55 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213417 posted 07/28/15 10:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I bought it from napa and it was their ALTROM line so its like oem. very good quality stat.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213427 posted 07/28/15 11:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Measure it



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213428 posted 07/28/15 11:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213431 posted 07/28/15 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think the stant # 45868 (180) is large like the murray. I've had really good luck with stant.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213433 posted 07/28/15 12:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It could be. I remember it being a long time ago, but never got around to comparing one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213435 posted 07/28/15 12:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you look closely at the pics, the valves are actually the same size, the Murray just has that bullet tip that is much larger than it's valve.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213441 posted 07/28/15 02:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Which pic you referring to?



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