User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Coolant Cap

  1. #1
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Coolant Cap

    checking the anti freeze content earlier and noticed how stiff the coolant cap appears to be, was worse when tighting it back down as it was clicking etc thought I'd cross threaded it at first , just had another look at it and first few turns were ok then started to get quite tight half way down as I was screwing back on and clicking again but eventually with a bit of effort it went nice and tight, someone with weak hands would never get this thing down I don't think!! is anyone else experiencing this out of interest?
    Cheers Pete
    Last edited by old cruiser; 9th January 2010 at 17:13.

  2. #2
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 000

    Default

    What I did to mine when I removed it was to spray silicon lubricant onto the "O" ring on the cap. I found it easier to screw in and out then.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Tyneside
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Coolant caps are very tight. Could try smearing some vaseline or grease on the threads.

  4. #4
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Cheers guys I might have to do that, just couldn't believe how tight it was feeling as I was screwing it up or down.
    Cheers Pete

  5. #5
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Also just checked the wife's clio for antifreeze and her cap is great almost spins all the way down and just needs a nip at the end for it to be tight, funny how some cars are easier than others!!.
    Cheers Pete

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Norwich
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats


    Trim : SXi

    Engine : 2.2


    Default

    I topped mine up on Friday and thought I had broken the cap so sprayed some wd40 on it and went down ok. You are not the only one

  7. #7
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by the_wave_rider View Post
    I topped mine up on Friday and thought I had broken the cap so sprayed some wd40 on it and went down ok. You are not the only one
    I'm gonna pop into Vx during the week and pick up a new I think as I don't want what happened to GTR1000 as in his thread http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...hlight=coolant starting to think that maybe over the years with all the expansion and contraction of tank and cap, that the cap thread dimensions may have somewhat changed in relation to the tank threads (being of different plastics)and this is what causes the problem, that's my scientific approach to it anyway!! LOL
    Cheers Pete

  8. #8
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 000

    Default

    Different plastic (like)materials over time may change in there "original"characteristics. so, I wonder if this is now becoming apparent. I know as an engineer that materials( metal like) expand and contract at different "rates". Perhaps these plastics do too.

  9. #9
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Different plastic (like)materials over time may change in there "original"characteristics. so, I wonder if this is now becoming apparent. I know as an engineer that materials( metal like) expand and contract at different "rates". Perhaps these plastics do too.
    I think so Ed, and particularly where the cap is concerned, as when gtr1000 bought a new cap after his incident he says it goes on so much easier now, be just my luck when I by the new cap it'll be the same issue and it'll be the tank threads that had changed and not the cap!!LOL
    Cheers Pete

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tridley View Post
    Coolant caps are very tight. Could try smearing some vaseline or grease on the threads.
    Vaseline will degrade the rubber seal.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Coolant
    By tubby in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16th November 2012, 21:36
  2. which coolant ??
    By VecPower in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30th October 2010, 18:04
  3. Coolant Top Up
    By alembicbassman in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22nd October 2010, 15:54
  4. Coolant
    By Bloicy 3.2 V6 GSI in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 23rd August 2009, 12:19
  5. Oil in Coolant!!!!!!!!!!!
    By mipai in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 19th July 2009, 14:43

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra coolant cap

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •