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deano9621

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fitted my nissens radThumbs up but just want to know if i can still use my pug cap on the new radDunno or should i use the one that came with the nissens radSmile

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Posted 29th Aug 2012 at 22:05
fatlapit

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use the one that came with the rad, probably be the same tbh

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Posted 29th Aug 2012 at 22:19
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deano9621 wrote:
fitted my nissens radThumbs up but just want to know if i can still use my pug cap on the new radDunno or should i use the one that came with the nissens radSmile

My nissens rad came with a metal cap, I don't like them personally so I used a genuine one and have had no problems! Thumbs up

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Posted 29th Aug 2012 at 22:47
deano9621

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Cheers LeeThumbs up don't go much on the metal cap either..prefer to use genuine capBig grin

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Posted 29th Aug 2012 at 23:00
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I used my genuine cap on my Nissens rad too. Yes

Been fine for the last 4 years...Thumbs up

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Posted 30th Aug 2012 at 09:55
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cheers guysThumbs up just want it original as possibleWhistle

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Posted 30th Aug 2012 at 10:16
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buy a new cap from peugeot.

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Posted 30th Aug 2012 at 11:12
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welshpug! wrote:
buy a new cap from peugeot.


Why if there's nothing wrong with the existing one? Unsure

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Posted 30th Aug 2012 at 11:17
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used the one of my old rad....just as good,and works fineSmile

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Posted 30th Aug 2012 at 22:36
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Do you notice the engine stays slightly cooler with the Nissens rad now? Mine always did. Smile

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Posted 31st Aug 2012 at 06:36
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defo a lot coolerYes ..but since i put my old pug rad cap on i think its loosing a small amount of coolant,soYes i put oYes n the one supplied with the nissens rad....and so far so good,if this cures the problem i will oThumbs up rder a genuine pug one....as it was off the old rad,which has had to deal with a lot more pressure as the old one was knackerd and been on the 6 since new...

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Posted 1st Sep 2012 at 20:16
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Post #12
Good stuff, Nissens rads are definitely the way forward in my opinion. Yes

A genuine rad cap I think is about £8 from Pug so you'll soon be sorted. Thumbs up

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Posted 1st Sep 2012 at 22:19
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Post #13
deano9621 wrote:
defo a lot coolerYes ..but since i put my old pug rad cap on i think its loosing a small amount of coolant,soYes i put oYes n the one supplied with the nissens rad....and so far so good,if this cures the problem i will oThumbs up rder a genuine pug one....as it was off the old rad,which has had to deal with a lot more pressure as the old one was knackerd and been on the 6 since new...


Sure it's coming out the cap ?
Posted 1st Sep 2012 at 22:44
deano9621

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Post #14
defo not anywhere else....looks like cap as there are signs of coolant around cap and run marks leading down from there....new cap from nissens on at the moment just to make sure,then if alls well will change for new pug one and go from thereSmile

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 00:23
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deano9621 wrote:
defo not anywhere else....looks like cap as there are signs of coolant around cap and run marks leading down from there....new cap from nissens on at the moment just to make sure,then if alls well will change for new pug one and go from thereSmile
Mine did exactly this, new cap sorted it!

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 01:43
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Perhaps I was just lucky then using my original genuine rad cap then? Dunno

I'm sure I'll have to replace it at some point as it won't last forever.

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 08:09
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Post #17
Is it leaking any excess from the overflow/pressure valve on top of the rad/next ti cap?

Both caps fit, the nissens one doesn't stay nice n shiny like when new, it soon goes dull and looks s**te!

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 08:21
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Post #18
buzzbrightyear wrote:
Is it leaking any excess from the overflow/pressure valve on top of the rad/next ti cap?

Both caps fit, the nissens one doesn't stay nice n shiny like when new, it soon goes dull and looks s**te!

The overflow/ pressure relief is controlled by the cap! Hence the leak being repaired by fitting a new cap! Roll eyes

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 10:31
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Indeed, it's the spring arrangement on the underside of the cap which manages it. Yes

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Posted 2nd Sep 2012 at 16:13
deano9621

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Post #20
i found out what was happening to the coolant in my new radThumbs up ..i was putting in a bit too much,near close to top of radNo ....when it was happy at about 5m below seal on the neck,so i ran the rad with the nissens cap for a few days to be sure,and then put the o.e cap back on and all's fineBig grin

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Posted 9th Sep 2012 at 20:03
buzzbrightyear

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thought so, thats what i ment in my post, that if its overfilled then wether its the new cap or old cap whichever, it will still lose any excess till the level is right.

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Posted 9th Sep 2012 at 20:25
deano9621

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cheers for all the help guys....as always apreciatedSmile

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