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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2006, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cooling system pressure tester, anyone got one?

I could really use one right now if anyone's got one to borrow.

Also, if anyone knows of a way to test a radiator that would be good too... I personally can't think of a way and haven't found one by searching around.
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I thought they were tested by pumping them with air and dunking them in a tub of water, like a tire.
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No you got it all wrong thats how you test the buoyancy of it.

You know incase you ever wheelie into a lake.
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I have one but it's at work so you'd have to wait till Monday and I probably don't have an adaptor for a bike radiator if that's what you plan on using it on. Why don't you just let the vehicle get hot and make it's own pressure?

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I have one but it's at work so you'd have to wait till Monday and I probably don't have an adaptor for a bike radiator if that's what you plan on using it on. Why don't you just let the vehicle get hot and make it's own pressure?
The vehicle in question is my '90 BMW 535i that overheated on me yesterday, it has a mystery coolant leak that doesn't show up anywhere (all the hoses are fine, nothing leaks under the car, engine bay is dry, doesn't show up in the oil)... I will just drive it but rest assured whenever I turn it off or turn it on *bing* Coolant Level flashes like clockwork. Before you say the sensor is bad, it's always right, whenever I check the reservoir it always needs to be topped off.

I kinda just want to make sure there isn't a crack in the block or something, or some kind of weird headgasket failure that isn't coming up in the oil.
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I have the Rad kit which you draw a vacunm to it by shop air.

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