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Coolant System Pressure Tester to borrow...

Does anyone have one of these that I can borrow? All of the rentals places here do not carry them. They're like $ 130 new. Would gladly pay the freight back and forth.

Something like this http://stant.com/brochure.cfm?brochu...ocation_id=183.

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I had one several years or more ago, but the guy that used it last never returned it, and I think he's since moved outta state
Have ya tried a Mom & Pop type bike repair shop? Maybe they'd let ya use it yourself right at their shop.


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I had one several years or more ago, but the guy that used it last never returned it, and I think he's since moved outta state
Have ya tried a Mom & Pop type bike repair shop? Maybe they'd let ya use it yourself right at their shop.
Problem is, you have to remove the gas tank to get to the radiator cap.

Need to do it in the garage. If need be, I'll buy one on ebay and others here can borrow if needed.

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I made a pressure tester a few years ago for my car. Got an old radiator cap from a scrapyard, removed the spring & relief valve then drilled a 3/8" hole in the middle & put a tire valve in there. Made a rubber seal for the underside of the cap to stop any air escaping. I could then pump up the system with a bicycle foot pump & look for leaks. All it cost me was a 1 donation in the scrapyards charity box for the old radiator cap. Used an old tire valve I had in my workshop. Would be just as easy to make one for a bike as long as you can get hold of a secondhand cap of the correct size.
A lot cheaper than buying one from a workshop supplier.

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I made a pressure tester a few years ago for my car. Got an old radiator cap from a scrapyard, removed the spring & relief valve then drilled a 3/8" hole in the middle & put a tire valve in there. Made a rubber seal for the underside of the cap to stop any air escaping. I could then pump up the system with a bicycle foot pump & look for leaks. All it cost me was a 1 donation in the scrapyards charity box for the old radiator cap. Used an old tire valve I had in my workshop. Would be just as easy to make one for a bike as long as you can get hold of a secondhand cap of the correct size.
A lot cheaper than buying one from a workshop supplier.
That's very creative. Found one on ebay delivered for $20.

I'll have one if anyone needs it.

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Sorry for the delay. You can get a loaner at Autozone. # AZ9300
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Sorry for the delay. You can get a loaner at Autozone. # AZ9300
Funny enough when I called Autozone, they said they din't have one. Go figure.

Thanks though.

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Problem is, you have to remove the gas tank to get to the radiator cap.

Need to do it in the garage. If need be, I'll buy one on ebay and others here can borrow if needed.

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Why do you have to remove the tank? I can get my Radiator cap off by removing the side cover in front of the tank.

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Why do you have to remove the tank? I can get my Radiator cap off by removing the side cover in front of the tank.
The tester is somewhat bulky and I don't think it will clear with the tank in place. I will try it first and see.

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