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Pressure tested system and while it doesn't hold 16 psi for long....it drops down to 14 psi or so and stabilizes for hours at a time. No leaks anywhere at this point.
While you could fix the remaining leak(s) that are bleeding off above 14 psi, I usually don't try. It rarely gets above 110*F here and I haven't run into any issues - even driving on track at 106*F days.
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While you could fix the remaining leak(s) that are bleeding off above 14 psi, I usually don't try. It rarely gets above 110*F here and I haven't run into any issues - even driving on track at 106*F days.
I'm not sure they aren't just a result of the seal at the reservoir or the pressurizing cylinder itself. I only paid like $80 for the kit, so I'm sure it's not the highest quality. Can't seem to detect a leak anywhere.
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Great to hear you sorted it all out. The temerature on my car behaves similar to yours. I usually, in bumper to bumper traffic the coolant temp goes up to 210F and then it drops to around 205-6. Once the car moves, the temp drops to around 186-192F.
Mine normally runs 205F if I'm stopped at all. On the freeway.....it's between 195-205. I'm still concerned about bumper to bumper in the summer....but we'll see.
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