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CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap

Part No. 10242 Warranty Details  

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Cap Finish:Natural
Cap Material:Stainless Steel
Lever Type:No
Logo:No
Maximum Pressure:18 PSI
OE Replacement:Yes
Quick Pressure Release:No
Reservoir Overflow System:Yes

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CARQUEST Caps and StatsRadiator Cap
 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Durable (6)
  • Improves engine efficiency (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (13)
  • Everyday driving (11)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (10), Casual driver (9), Mechanic (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Replacement Radiator Cap Stant

Purchased the recommended radiator cap for a replacement radiator (Ready-Rad) for a 94 Integra. Other reviews stated the cap did not fit properly. I dont know what model number was used in this...Read complete review

Purchased the recommended radiator cap for a replacement radiator (Ready-Rad) for a 94 Integra. Other reviews stated the cap did not fit properly. I dont know what model number was used in this particular case, but the cap I received was a perfect fit. Upon searching the Advance site for a replacement radiator, the compatible cap was listed. Both radiator and cap were ordered and recieved in a timely manner. Free shipping is a huge plus along with the online discounts offered by Advance. Upon a replacement of the radiator and a flush and fill the new cap was installed. The cap is a little light weight in construction but fits fine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cap Melts / Rubber Disintegrates

These only last about 20,000 miles. I go through one about every 2 years, then it falls into the radiator and can not find the pieces, I think the antifreeze eats the rubber...Read complete review

These only last about 20,000 miles. I go through one about every 2 years, then it falls into the radiator and can not find the pieces, I think the antifreeze eats the rubber around the metal center piece over a couple years time and it's done. I just hope the three pieces that are in there now do not clog up the radiator or get into the engine. If you buy i'd recommend replacing every 20,000 miles to keep them out of the bottom of the radiator.

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5.0

perfect fit

By 

from Middlesex, NJ

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

    Replace radiator so got a new cap too. Fits perfect.

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    2.0

    Cap Melts / Rubber Disintegrates

    By 

    from alabama

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Only Last 2 Years

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

    These only last about 20,000 miles. I go through one about every 2 years, then it falls into the radiator and can not find the pieces, I think the antifreeze eats the rubber around the metal center piece over a couple years time and it's done. I just hope the three pieces that are in there now do not clog up the radiator or get into the engine. If you buy i'd recommend replacing every 20,000 miles to keep them out of the bottom of the radiator.

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    4.0

    great replacement part

    By 

    from Minneapolis, MN

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Engine Efficiency
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Cheap Feel

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

    Use on 01 Honda accord V6 so far so good...

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    1.0

    Does not fit a 2001 Honda EX

    By 

    from Vernon, NJ

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

    This cap is listed as a replacement cap for a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it doesn't fit.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works fine on our 99 Honda Accord

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    from Columbia, TN

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    Level 5

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      I just bought a used 99 Honda Accord and when I took off the factory radiator cap some of the factory cap protrudes down into the neck of the radiator and that protruding part had become unattached from the cap. So I knew I needed a quality replacement cap and this one fit the bill. Always use retailmenot.com for coupon codes to save money online with Advance.

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      5.0

      It fits

      By 

      from Crystal Lake, IL

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      Level 8

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

        What can you say about a radiator cap? It fit a 2006 MDX as it should.

        Advance Auto service has always been good. I order online and pickup in store all the time.

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        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not sure if really Stant but it works

        By 

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, DIY Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fits
        • Works

        Cons

        • Doesn't Say Stant At All

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

        Seems to be holding pressure fine. Fit like it should. Appearance is a bit cheap but it seems to be working after a week or so.

        Only thing is the ad here says it's from Stant but I couldn't find any mention of Stant on the cap or the box it came in. If I had known that I would have kept looking until I found a Stant brand cap.

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        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Wrong or bad

        By 

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

        Haven't had a chance to return, used oe cap.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Its doing the job its supposed to do.

        By 

        from Rosenberg, Tx

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

          Ordered online using promo code P20 and saved 20%. Picked up in store a few minutes later, installed along with a few other components I picked up and I was done, no issues with this cap yet but its only been about 2 weeks since I changed it.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good replacement

          By 

          from Illinois

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Cheap Replacement

          Cons

          • Quality Looks Ok

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

          This part is a good replacement when doing a coolant flush. The parts fits nice and tight. However the quality just looks average. Comparing the OEM one, the metal part looks thinner. Obviously it's not going to be exactly the same as OEM but was expecting something better. Overall the part was good.

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          • Q:

            Will this cap allow the antifreeze to be sucked back into the radiator from the zero pressure overflow tank.
            Asked on 5/15/2016 by Speed Racer

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Speed Racer, glad to assist you! The car's radiator acts as a heat exchanger, transferring excess heat from the engine's coolant fluid into the air. The radiator is composed of tubes that carry the coolant fluid, a protective cap that's actually a pressure valve and a tank on each side to catch the coolant fluid overflow. In addition, the tubes carrying the coolant fluid usually contain a turbulator, which agitates the fluid inside. This way, the coolant fluid is mixed together, cooling all the fluid evenly, and not just cooling the fluid that touches the sides of the tubes. By creating turbulence inside the tubes, the fluid can be used more effectively. When coolant fluid overheats, it expands, causing the fluid to become highly pressurized. When it enters the radiator, the pressure increases even more because it's in an enclosed space. The radiator cap acts as a release valve set to open at the maximum pressure point. Usually this is set at a density of 15 pounds per square inch (psi). When the fluid pressure inside the radiator exceeds 15 psi, it forces the valve open, allowing heat to escape and excess coolant fluid to overflow into the tanks on either side of the radiator. Once the radiator cools down, the coolant fluid in the overflow tanks gets sucked back into the pump, continuing its route through the cooling system.

              Answered on 5/19/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Would a defective radiator cap cause poor cabin heat in a 2003 chevy tracker.
            Asked on 2/16/2013 by Joe from Pittston, pa.

            1 answer

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              A:

              With reference to your inquiry on the Stant Radiator Cap - part# 10242, a defective radiator cap can cause poor cabin heat in a 2003 Chevy Tracker. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

              Answered on 2/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            HOW MANY LBS?
            Asked on 6/3/2012 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              The weight of this Stant Radiator Cap - Part No. 10242 is 23 Grams.

              Answered on 6/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Can this or any other cap cause the engine to overheat and lose coolant?
            Asked on 10/14/2011 by Anonymous from Paw Paw Mi.

            2 answers

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              A:

              Yes, if the radiator cap has been worn out or lost, it can cause the engine to overheat and lose coolant.

              Answered on 10/14/2011 by Vincent from AAP
            • A:

              yes readiator sysrems are pressurized to help raise the pressure and maintain the temp. If it is weak it will force the fluid out.

              Answered on 8/31/2012 by HP from pascagoula MS.
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