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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
 
2.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

Mr gasket rad cap with thermometer

By Shawn

from Indiana

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

Verified Buyer

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.

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5.0

EXCELENT PRODUCT

By Angel

from SAN JUAN< PUERTO RICO

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap; Radiator Cap:

    EXCELENT PRODUCT

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Left Dent In Hood of '64 Buick Riviera

    By Bozman

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    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.

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      (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Product Life?

      By None

      from Lakeland FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      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.

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      (56 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this cap again.

      By Classic Stangman

      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

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        (48 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Waste of money

        By TripleJackInGA

        from Atlanta area

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mr. Gasket Thermocap; Radiator Cap:

          I thought this would be a good idea, so I dropped the $20+ for it.I installed it, and noticed it only got up to maybe 120-degrees, and I had just installed a 180-degree thermostat.The problem is that this thing only measures the temp in the radiator, directly below the cap, which is way different than measuring it at the water neck.This is being returned, and in my opinion, is a waste of $20. Save yourself the cash, and just get a normal cap.

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          (56 of 95 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works good

          By Boathound

          from East Liverpool, OH

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          Level 8

          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

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          (56 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Waste of money

          By Peterbdad

          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

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              (52 of 102 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              gets whater in lens

              By me

              from reading

              Verified Buyer
              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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                • 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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