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    hi guys, thought i'd go out to the car today and check my anti freeze levels to see if they are up to the job of the current cold snap we're having, but i couldn't get the damn top off it, it starts to loosen and then goes tight again and that's in either direction, i've tried to pull it upwards once it gets to the loose part but it's having none of it....i feel a bit of a numpty asking, but ****** hell how does it come off......thanks guys

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    undo anti-clockwise, mine goes loose then tightens but just keep turning, it'll come off eventually.

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    Mine too, just keep turning anti-clockwise...

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    I have found that the rubber "O" ring on the filler cap gets dry, so I give it a spray with silicon spray, that prevents it from sticking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilan View Post
    hi guys, thought i'd go out to the car today and check my anti freeze levels to see if they are up to the job of the current cold snap we're having, but i couldn't get the damn top off it, it starts to loosen and then goes tight again and that's in either direction, i've tried to pull it upwards once it gets to the loose part but it's having none of it....i feel a bit of a numpty asking, but ****** hell how does it come off......thanks guys
    You could end up with two bits like my old one. http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...hlight=coolant

    Eventually got the "stuck" bit out with brute force, ie. two screwdrivers.

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