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mrf94

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Just thought i would post something i found out yesterday,
i bought an off the shelf fiat header tank cap from accessary
shop , its rated at 10 psi, fiat ones are rated at .98 bar which when converted works out at aprox 14psi ,Question ? am i going to have problems,?

mrf94
 

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The cooling systems on Cinq's seem to be only just up to the job, personally I would reccommend you go for one which runs at Fiat's designed pressure, the 0.98 bar you quoted. I've got a Halfords one, but I'm gonna have to check it now!
If a cooling system is running at too low a pressure, in some circumstances you could get localised boiling and possible air pockets which may lead to overheating and chucking water out.

Pete.
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