Tuesday 11th May 2021
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The water temperature at a glance - the cooling water cover!

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So that the technology around the engine in the car is always properly cooled, cooling water comes from the water cooler for use. The tank in which the cooling water is located is equipped with a cooling water cover. This is necessary because the cooling water has to be replenished or replaced regularly. But in addition to the practical purpose of access, the cooling water cover has another task.

important: escape of pressure

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The cooling water cover also serves as a pressure relief valve if there is a strong pressure in the cooling system due to heating of the cooling water. For this purpose, the cooling water cover is equipped with a spring, which then allows the pressure to escape. This is also to prevent damage from occurring due to the pressure increase in the cooling system. After all, not only can a pressure increase cooling hoses, but also other components such as the radiator can be damaged, for example by bursting. Depending on the car, there are significant differences in the cooling system. You can see that on the cooling water cover. Namely at the maximum pressure that the cooling water cap can hold and the filling quantity of the water cooler. Before the safety device is activated and pressure can escape, various parameters must meet. With many cooling water lids, the maximum pressure is around 0.9 bar. But there are other models that allow more or less pressure.

Cooling water cover - that should be considered

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There are also cooling water caps with a significantly higher pressure, namely up to 1.3 or even 1.5 bar. In this case, the pressure can only escape much later. Exchanging the cooling water cap with a higher level of performance is particularly useful when tuning. Because of this property you have a longer service phase. On the other hand, one must also bear in mind that the exhaustion of high pressure can also lead to damage. Therefore you should think carefully about this when tuning. But there are also other differences with the cooling water cap. For example in terms of workmanship, but also in terms of design. There are cooling water caps in eye-catching colors or with carbon & aluminum applications, but also with an integrated pressure indicator. A radiator cap should have high-quality and robust workmanship and enable the quick and easy replacement of the original radiator cap. An analog scale up to 200 ° Celsius and use of up to 1,3 bar is common for a universal lid. Basically, the lid is one of the so-called Engine caps and is often just called that.

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