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    Never open a hot radiator cap.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuwuZ...e_gdata_player
    Or face the wrath of scalding hot coolant.

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    According to Steve68 this is perfectly fine.

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    That would have been quite a mess if there had been any coolant in there...


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    Would have been much funnier to him and his friends if he knocked the hood prop when he pulled the cap and got sandwiched in the engine bay and showered with steam. What a bunch of idiots

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    Stupid people at their finest

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    u know what i did this two years ago, my car was overheating so i pulled over let it cool, cap felt cool pulled it off , got sprayed in coolant massive burns to my face anyone on ink will rember this because it was the day of a meet that i still showed up at . i dont have any pictures but it was bad skin instantly peeled off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphiron View Post
    According to Steve68 this is perfectly fine.

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    I'd say that guy got pretty lucky. Amazing he still did it :/
    60% of the time, my car works every time.

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    It's not so much the heat, it's the pressure blowing the coolant that hurts
    Relieve the pressure slowly, you can open a hot radiator
    Regardless, one's foolish to do it without a glove, or rag

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    i've done that before on a hot engine... it's fine if you run the coolant system bone dry first.
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