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Coolant System Pressure Cap - Overlooked Preventive Replacement
Written by wynndungey on 6/22/2012 at 07:13 pm

While people still seem to ignore the warning labels, there didn't seem to be
any quantity of successful suits because of scalding one's self while removing a
hot radiator cap. On the other hand, I doubt that it would be difficult to
design a radiator cap that locks while hot or under pressure. either condition
could provide the energy required to create a locked status.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@...> wrote:
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> Seth,
> Honda put the screw to lock so some idiot didn't get burned by removing the
cap on an overheated bike and sue.
> Fred
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> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Larry Seth Steinberg <LxReclusa@> wrote:
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> > I've never had one fail. And that locking screw was a surprise when I went
to change the fluid. (Seems like a strange thing to put on a motorcycle.)
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> > See!
> > See!!
> > I told you that they'd get around to the tiny, little, hidden retaining
screw!!
> > (I LOVE that little hidden screw... What a rascal...)
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Message Thread for message #114297

skyeenter
6/21/2012, 08:35 pm
Coolant System Pressure Cap - Overlooked Preventive Replacement
The talk of coolant system change struck a note. You never know when or where you are going to get coolant boil over due to a weary, worn out pressure cap. I experienced this on my aborted 48 - 10 ride. Fortunately it happened in Troy NY.