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Old 03-29-2015, 11:19 AM   #1
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Trying to find a new radiator cap for my DT360 with no luck

The cap I have on my bus leaks under pressure. It has no part number on it. It's a hex shape cap that says 10psi on it, and I can't find any caps that match it. I'm not even sure that the right cap was on the bus to begin with. To you other 360 owners; what cap do you have?
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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Any parts place will have a 10 psi rad cap.

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Old 03-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #3
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I've called autozone and looked online in general and it doesn't seem that they exist...
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:09 PM   #4
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Did the cap you have fit?

Did it lock down properly?

When you squeeze the top rad hose, did you hear, or see it leak?

If the old one fit, take it with you to the parts place. It will help them match up a new one.

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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It's a truck, places like AutoZone don't have a clue anyway. A parts store that isn't one of some chain or a NAPA.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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I went to AutoZone, Advance, and O'Reilly's today in person with the cap. I managed to find a 9psi at O'Reilly's, and they were the only place that actually had any of my filters as well. The old cap is shot.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM   #7
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Have you tried online? JC Whitney and eBay are pretty regular sources of all kinds of "my store OUGHT to carry this, but I can't find it" stuff.

Here's a dozen 10psi caps on eBay you can match yours against:
10psi cap | eBay

There's a hexagonal one 4 items down that looks like a truck part and another one a few spots further. Maybe the same as yours? If not, keep scrolling.

If you find the right part, why not buy two? They don't really fail much but they're super cheap and then you'll have the spare. And if you CAN'T find it, any decent welding shop can weld on a new neck that takes a different kind of cap. It's kind of a simple job if you don't mind emptying and bringing them the part - I had one done just to shorten the neck and the guy only asked $50, I think.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:53 PM   #8
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Your making this way harder than it is, and way over thinking it.

A rad cap is the most simple thing to find and replace. Are all the parts places there brain dead?

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parts places like autozone and advance are like walmart. total idiots. just go to napa or oreillely.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:39 AM   #10
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I agree with all the above. A radiator cap should be the easiest thing to find in the store. There's only like half a dozen to a dozen different styles for all vehicles out there(cars, trucks, busses, boats, semis, tractors, you get the picture) You either have: A, just a standard sized one that fits 2 1/4" filler necks; Or B, there is a larger one(not common) that fits 2 11/16 filler necks. The larger one they might not have, but I HIGHLY doubt you have that one anyways. They tend to be on tractors and larger equipment that have higher power levels. If yours has a hex on it don't mind it, it's still a 2 1/4" cap with just a different look.
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