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Dumb question...how do I get the radiator cap off??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dee_bo, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    dee_bo

    dee_bo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This not a joke...I am some what mechanically inclined and do all the maintenance myself.

    after turning the cap a quarter turn...the lip on the bottom is lined with the opening but the cap won't come off. I didn't want to apply a ton of pressure. Do I need to angle it more on one side and then lift up?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Push it down again and turn it more. Your on the pressure relief spot. So it don't fly off in your face if it's hot.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    ahhh okay that explains it...thanks. I have to turn it another quarter turn. So a full 180 degress? or is it 270 lol
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Don't open it when it's hot. Unless you like your skin falling off, that is;)
    Usually 1/4 turn or less after the first notch.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    That's very good advice. Make sure the engines cooled the hell off before you try. I turned it a little to relieve pressure right after a 5 min drive and it started to spew out so I closed it right away..burnt a little skin off the finger
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    first time i popped a hot radiator cap was when i was 15....luckily it was off a motorcycle and i just happened to be wearing a full face helmet
     
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