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Coolant System Pressure Cap - Overlooked Preventive Replacement
Written by goldwingman40 on 6/22/2012 at 10:19 pm

Skye,
If the number is 7513 that is a slightly lower pressure rating, 13 psi, instead
of the 15 - 16 psi. If I remember correctly the stock converts to 15.5 psi.
Anywhere in that6 pressure range should work, better than a leaking one that
doesn't hold any pressure. The higher the pressure the higher the boiling point
of the coolant.
Fred



--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "skyeenter" <skyeenter@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Fred, I was stuck in a parking lot tried to search the archives for
those part #'s but my phone was low on battery and couldn't find the #'s listed
here before it died.
>
> I think the substitute was a 7513. It was the only one the auto store had.
>
> This is the third PC I've had the cap go bad. Simple fix that can be
prevented.
>
> Thanks again. skye
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> >
> > Skye,
> > The cap you can get at the auto parts store for about $7 is #CST 7515 or CST
7516 (Cooling System Technolologies). This cap fits, it does not have ears to
intifer with turning, the same as the stock $40 part.
> > I have had a couple of bikes over the years that the caps went bad and the
coolant would boil when you stop the engine.
> > Fred
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "skyeenter" <skyeenter@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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. Stopped for a bottle of wine. Heard the gurgling and knew what it
was. Just needed to find a cap.
> > >
> > > Honda dealer three blocks up the road just closed. Found an Advanced Auto
on Hoosick St/Ave? two blocks away and Kevin the manager went out of his way to
get me a cap that fit.
> > >
> > > Had to saw part of the cap wing off to clear the meter panel. But it fit.
He donated a quart of 50/50 mix to get me on my way.
> > >
> > > My recommendation, if you're not sure of the age of your cap or when it
was changed go find one right now. Don't leave yourself stranded helpless in
nowhere land and watch all your coolant boil off.
> > >
> > > skye
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #114299

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.