On or around 26 Dec 2005 19:50:16 -0800, "dean" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
enlightened us thusly:
>Anyone using a coolant pressure tester? I bought the craftsman and it
>was a POS, the bladder popped up under test pressure, jeez. I heard
>that Stant is good but they don't have an adapter for LR as far as I
I made me own: all you need is a pipe from a defunct footpump with the valve
connector, a T piece of suitable dimensions to fit one of the small coolant
pipes and a spare wheel with tyre.
inflate the spare wheel to about 20 psi, connect the T piece with a bit of
spare pipe into one of the small coolant pipes (modern ones have littel 1/4"
size pipes going to the expansion tank - on a series, you'd probably need an
unequal T and put it in the heater pipe.
connect connector to the spare tyre, till the pressure cap blows off on the
rad or coolant tank.
If you want to be really cunning, you can blow the tyre to the pressure the
cap is meant to blow off at, and that lets you test the cap spring as well.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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