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Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Cooling System > Radiator Cap > Component Information > Description and Operation > Radiator Pressure Cap - Description

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Radiator Cap: Description and Operation
Radiator Pressure Cap - Description

DESCRIPTION

All radiators are equipped with a pressure cap. This cap releases pressure at some point within a range of 110 - 138 kPa (16 - 20 psi). The pressure relief
point (in pounds) is engraved on top of the cap

The cooling system will operate at pressures slightly above atmospheric pressure. This results in a higher coolant boiling point allowing increased 
radiator cooling capacity. The cap contains a spring-loaded pressure relief valve. This valve opens when system pressure reaches the release range of 110
- 138 kPa (16 - 20 psi).

A rubber gasket seals the radiator filler neck. This is done to maintain vacuum during coolant cool-down and to prevent leakage when system is under
pressure.

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