Radiator pipes falling flat

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Radiator pipes falling flat

Post by Jules » 31 Dec 2017 15:37

Hi allemal, wat kan oorsaak wees dat beide dik pype op radiator flat val, maw pyp is nie rond nie en eerder flat, lyk of water oorgesuig is na die overflow tank ??

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Re: Radiator pipes falling flat

Post by Clem » 01 Jan 2018 09:22

Jules, it would probably be the radiator cap that has gone faulty. Replace it and it should solve the problem.

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Re: Radiator pipes falling flat

Post by Jules » 01 Jan 2018 15:34

Thanks Clem, I spoke to Brett also yesterday but cannot remember what he said , maybe had to many beers already, I have two radiator caps on my system ( modification had to be done a few years ago as the original connection to overflow tank broke off ) I now have the normal radiator cap and a radiator cap from where the connecting pipe runs to the overflow tank, which of these two radiator caps must be of higher bar ??

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Re: Radiator pipes falling flat

Post by Clem » 01 Jan 2018 16:24

Nee swaer, nou weet ek nie. What usually happens is that the radiator cap goes faulty and so when the system cools down the water can't flow back from the header tank into the radiator and so the pipes collapse. I've never seen as system with two radiator caps. Probeer maar die twee omskakel en sien wat gebeur dan (?).

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