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Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap

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Knowing your coolant temperature can help to prevent burn injuries. Thermo Cap, with its built-in calibrated thermometer, indicates the coolant temperature. This is useful information prior to cap removal. Never attempt to remove Thermo Cap when the coolant temperature is very hot. The escaping hot coolant and steam may burn you. Check the Thermo Cap temperature indicator to determine if the coolant is cool enough to make removing Thermo Cap safe. If the coolant is very hot, then thoroughly rinse the radiator with cool water, until the coolant temperature drops into a cooler safe zone Thermo Cap's integrated coolant reclamation valve works great with your coolant recovery system. Your radiator can reclaim coolant from your overflow bottle. Wide 30 degree to 270 degree Fahrenheit temperature range. Calibrated in centigrade and Fahrenheit. Color-coded temperature ranges. Chromed crown with a colored trim ring. Indicates coolant temperature, Helps to prevent coolant injuries, integrated coolant reclamation valve, Improves under hood appearance, Fits most domestic or import vehicles and various valve pressures available.

Product Features:
  • Indicates coolant temperature
  • Helps to prevent coolant injuries
  • Integrated coolant reclamation valve
  • Improves under hood appearance
  • Fits most domestic vehicles
  • Built in calibrated thermometer
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Mr. GasketThermocap™; Radiator Cap
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (4)
  • Performance driving (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this cap again.

This has been a great product.It gives a general idea of water temp.I installed a 180 degree stat in my 1986 Mustant GT.Car has 314,000 Miles. Car is completely stock. This cap reads fairly...Read complete review

This has been a great product.It gives a general idea of water temp.I installed a 180 degree stat in my 1986 Mustant GT.Car has 314,000 Miles. Car is completely stock. This cap reads fairly correct
right at 180 with this thermostat.Must remember,
this is not for a 100% correct reading but to give
you a general idea of where your temp is at. Want a 100% accurate range,get a thermal gun.Who cares
if it looks cool! Looking cool doesn't info you of
on how cool your temp is!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Waste of money

This cap leaks badly. I would give it zero stars, but the page wouldn't accept it.

This cap leaks badly. I would give it zero stars, but the page wouldn't accept it.

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

says it fits a trailblazer but it does not

By 

from Morgantown, WV

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

      if you have a screw on cap with threads do not buy this even if it says it fits, no threads on this thing, simple push and turn type so will not work. Nice concept to show the temp but wasn't possible to use on my radiator. Advance should do better recon

       
      3.0

      DOSN'T FIT/had to modify

      By 

      from winter haven fl

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

      Does not fit 1995 mustang gt. Had to modify the cap tabs with a great deal of luck. Came very close to making it useless. I am using it after modification and is working as it should. I would recommend this cap if it fits. However I would not recommend trying to modify if it does not fit.

      (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Mr gasket rad cap with thermometer

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Performance Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

      Good item. I like the temp feature. Its a little pricey. I used discount code and got 20% off and free shipping.
      Im glad i bought it.

      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EXCELENT PRODUCT

      By 

      from SAN JUAN< PUERTO RICO

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

        EXCELENT PRODUCT

        (3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Left Dent In Hood of '64 Buick Riviera

        By 

        from Detroit, MI

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

          The thermostat fit the radiator neck and measured the temperature well but was too tall (thick) and hit the underside of my hood and left 2 small dents in the hood of my stock 1964 Buick Riviera.

          Description says it is supposed to fit '64 Buick Riviera with 425 V-8.

          (12 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Product Life?

          By 

          from Lakeland FL

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

          Only downside: gauge proper is a little small.

          (59 of 100 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this cap again.

          By 

          from Easley, South Carolina

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Tight fit - No leaks

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

            This has been a great product.It gives a general idea of water temp.I installed a 180 degree stat in my 1986 Mustant GT.Car has 314,000 Miles. Car is completely stock. This cap reads fairly correct
            right at 180 with this thermostat.Must remember,
            this is not for a 100% correct reading but to give
            you a general idea of where your temp is at. Want a 100% accurate range,get a thermal gun.Who cares
            if it looks cool! Looking cool doesn't info you of
            on how cool your temp is!

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

            (60 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works good

            By 

            from Beaver Falls, PA

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Can be hard to install

            Best Uses

            • Customizing The Exterior
            • Performance Driving

            Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

            I installed this radiator cap on my 99 Chrysler 300M. This radiator cap does not leak like other reviewers have mentioned. A friend of mine is running this same radiator cap on his 99 Chrysler 300M for 2 years now without any difficultly. Had to put a little elbow grease to get the Radiator to go on. It looks cool and adds a little style to ones ride. The nice thing is unlike the factory radiator cap is that one can read to see what the temperature is.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

            (60 of 107 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Waste of money

            By 

            from Milwaukee

            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy Design
              • No Improvement In Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

                This cap leaks badly. I would give it zero stars, but the page wouldn't accept it.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                (58 of 115 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                gets whater in lens

                By 

                from reading

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Junk

                Cons

                • Leeks
                • No Improvement In Performance

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap™; Radiator Cap:

                  will not buy

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Competitive Driver

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                  2 Questions | 5 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    will it replace the original thermostat.
                    Asked on 6/29/2010 by Anonymous from san augustine texas

                    3 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      No, this is just a special radiator cap that can tell you how hot the coolant is while it is installed.

                      Answered on 6/29/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • A:

                      This product will replace the original thermostat cap.

                      Answered on 12/29/2010 by Boathound from East Liverpool, OH
                    • A:

                      No this is not a thermostat. This is Easy-to-read temperature gauge in Celsius and Fahrenheit protects you and your loved ones from the severe injuries that can occur if a radiator cap is removed too soon. This product is a "Radiator Cap" not a thermostat.

                      Answered on 7/12/2010 by Rico from Flint, MI
                  • Q:

                    Do i need some type of silicone to install this?
                    Asked on 4/24/2010 by Jose from S.C Iowa

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      You should not need silicone.

                      Answered on 4/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • A:

                      You do NOT need silicone or any type of sealant for radiator cap. It has it's own gasket inside the cap and is OEM fit, with the exception of having a temp gauge that reads you coolant temperature. Only flaw to running this cap is it will NOT show correct temperature if coolant in radiator is below the required level. I recommend just replacing you radiator cap with at least a 15# pressure cap with pressure relief lever. If you want a gauge to see your engine temperature you can buy a sensor to install in you engine block and a gauge to mount in/under your dash. You can see your engine temperature at all times and know when it is wanting to run too hot before it over heats and possible damage your engine.....

                      Answered on 7/3/2010 by Jim from Franklinville, NC
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