1. DroidXcon's Avatar
    How long should I wait after a over heat?
    01-16-2011 06:14 PM
  2. murdocthc's Avatar
    When it cools down and there is no steam...either that or you can pop it while its still hot to let the pressure out and let it cool down faster

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    01-16-2011 06:27 PM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Thank you

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    01-16-2011 06:34 PM
  4. Johnly's Avatar
    watch your fingers and eyes......
    01-17-2011 06:53 PM
  5. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Gloves, wrench and don't look at it when you pop that sob.
    01-17-2011 08:39 PM
  6. RUSH's Avatar
    Those darn overheated radiator.
    01-17-2011 08:44 PM
  7. DroidXcon's Avatar
    yeah dude, i was freezing my @$$ off and wanted so bad just to rip it open so that i could pour in coolant
    01-17-2011 08:45 PM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    Well you can if you look away and have a duty towel, and are protected ha ha!
    01-17-2011 08:50 PM
  9. RUSH's Avatar
    I remember that same thing happen to me on a snow day. "Oh, boy" I freeze my *** off.
    01-17-2011 08:51 PM
  10. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Reminds me of the time I had to pull over and change my tire on the side of Interstate 87 at 3AM in a near fricken blizzard because I had a flat.
    01-17-2011 08:51 PM
  11. RHChan84's Avatar
    Well you can if you look away and have a duty towel, and are protected ha ha!
    haha, that is what I used to do, worked everytime, just have to becareful.
    01-17-2011 11:15 PM
  12. kc8flb's Avatar
    haha, that is what I used to do, worked everytime, just have to becareful.
    Exactly! The key is to use a towel draped over everything to deflect the initial steam burst. Putthe towel over the cap, turn cap enough to open cap to first position and get out of the way!
    02-06-2011 06:51 AM
  13. flcb7's Avatar
    little trick if your too low on coolant and you don't want to blow hot steam in your face. Take your reservoir take and fill it with cold water. Flip it upside down and squeeze the water into the radiator. will cool of faster so you can pop the cap sooner than later. That it if your reservoir is removable. Mine in on my honda is..It just clips into place.
    11-18-2011 09:37 AM
  14. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Exactly! The key is to use a towel draped over everything to deflect the initial steam burst. Putthe towel over the cap, turn cap enough to open cap to first position and get out of the way!
    This is what I always did. The bigger and thicker the towel the better. As long as its doubled or even quadrupled over, and you bunch it around the cap and turn you'll be fine. Gloves are a good idea in addition.

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    11-18-2011 09:44 AM
  15. stdeane's Avatar
    little trick if your too low on coolant and you don't want to blow hot steam in your face. Take your reservoir take and fill it with cold water. Flip it upside down and squeeze the water into the radiator. will cool of faster so you can pop the cap sooner than later. That it if your reservoir is removable. Mine in on my honda is..It just clips into place.
    I would think, if it's out of water, put water in the reservoir like you said, and it should suck it up by itself.
    Also, if you are near a hose when you're overheated, spray water on the radiator to cool things down so the cap can be removed.

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    11-18-2011 09:48 AM
  16. ducatirider's Avatar
    If you can squeez the top hose to the radiator easily
    Then you can removed the cap
    But still take precautions

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    07-16-2015 02:47 PM
  17. afazel's Avatar
    ...Also, if you are near a hose when you're overheated, spray water on the radiator to cool things down so the cap can be removed.

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    This seems like a bad idea. You don't want to cool it off so fast that it cracks the radiator.

    I've never tried it, so I don't know if that's a risk. Maybe with all the surface area it's not that big of a deal?
    01-23-2017 09:26 AM
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