: Radiator cap replacement

03-15-06, 09:11 PM
I stopped and picked up a new radiator cap for my 89 Brougham today since I read that alot of the old ones are junk and may cause coolant loss. Just wondering if there is anything I need to do other than let the engine cool off and switch the caps. My new cap has a pressure valve thingy on it. (as you can tell I am not mechanically inclined).

03-16-06, 12:19 AM
Uh yeah, detailed instructions:

1. Wait til it's cooled down.

2. Push down and turn counterclockwise to remove cap.

3. Push down and turn clockwise to replace cap.

Same concept as a bottle of Xanax. haha!!!!!!!

03-16-06, 12:26 AM
Also, might as well check the coolant while youv'e got it open. Teehee.

The coolant is supposed to be green. Tastes kinda sweet too.

03-16-06, 06:37 AM
Not looking for smart answers just answers to be sure nothing will go wrong. I did not know if the pressure release on the cap had to be adjusted prior or not.