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Old 03-07-2013, 12:27 PM
mifesto mifesto is offline
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Originally Posted by doru View Post
The beauty is that "if" the temp is getting too high, it will release the pressure much sooner than the OEM cap, thus having a chance for the plastic parts to last longer
...but your statement here may not be correct. in a rice cooker, releasing pressure is fine. in a automotive cooling system, releasing pressure sooner also releases coolant(and introduces air), which actually will force the engine temp to rise even FASTER. in an overheating scenario, shutting engine down(and breaking the cycle of heat production) is the only way to stop it.
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