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CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap

Part No. 10242 Warranty Details  
$8.99
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Cap Finish:Natural
Cap Material:Stainless Steel
Lever Type:No
Logo:No
Maximum Pressure:18 PSI
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Quick Pressure Release:No
Reservoir Overflow System:Yes

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CARQUEST Caps and StatsRadiator Cap
 
3.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (17)
  • Durable (7)
  • Improves engine efficiency (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (13)
  • Everyday driving (12)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (12), 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

 

Not as pictured.

The picture shows Stant 10242 radiator cap, but actual product sold in store is different. Carquest 10242 I purchased was "non-vented" type while Stant 10242 is "vented" type.Read complete review

The picture shows Stant 10242 radiator cap, but actual product sold in store is different. Carquest 10242 I purchased was "non-vented" type while Stant 10242 is "vented" type.
Non-vented type is technically also vented, but has spring loaded vent valve and stays closed unless vacuum occurs (as coolant cools). Vented type has a loose vent valve which closed under pressure.

Non-vented radiator cap will fit and work on radiator that came with vented radiator cap, but it is best to use same type of part the manufacturer used. Both Toyota and Honda uses vented type.

Returned this cap and purchased Stant 10242 elsewhere.

Build quality of this cap seems slightly better than Stant.

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

Just right, thank auto parts

 
5.0

Would buy again.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

Worked great.

 
5.0

Excellent

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

Great quality. Great fit and finish.

 
1.0

Returning

By 

from Savannah

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fits right

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      Tested it to 20 psi and it doesn't release any pressure. Vehicle specs state 10-14 psi. I'm returning and purchasing original part.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not good fit

      By 

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      Did not fit 200 Honda Civic

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good radiator cap but did not fie

      By 

      from Duluth

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      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      This was supposed to fit a 2000 Honda Accord with the 2.3 L and it did not. I went to the store and bought a 10233 and that fit. There are a couple that are listed as fitting so be careful about which you get.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Caused radiator to leak

      By 

      from MD

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      Though website says it's a fit for my car, it caused radiator to leak coolant from the cap. Clearly it wasn't a good fit, the part looks cheap, I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this part. It may cost less but it's not worth the risk of having a leaking radiator.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not as pictured.

      By 

      from Oakton VA

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

      The picture shows Stant 10242 radiator cap, but actual product sold in store is different. Carquest 10242 I purchased was "non-vented" type while Stant 10242 is "vented" type.
      Non-vented type is technically also vented, but has spring loaded vent valve and stays closed unless vacuum occurs (as coolant cools). Vented type has a loose vent valve which closed under pressure.

      Non-vented radiator cap will fit and work on radiator that came with vented radiator cap, but it is best to use same type of part the manufacturer used. Both Toyota and Honda uses vented type.

      Returned this cap and purchased Stant 10242 elsewhere.

      Build quality of this cap seems slightly better than Stant.

       
      4.0

      Does its job

      By 

      from Umatilla, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

        over priced

         
        5.0

        Seems to be better quality than the Honda original

        By 

        from Central Square, NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Radiator Cap:

            A radiator cap is a part that only time will tell how good it is

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            4 Questions | 5 Answers
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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

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                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

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                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

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                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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