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    Default Expansion bottle cap - Fuego

    FIRSTLY,

    Following the replacement of the expansion bottle in the Fuego I am looking at the cap.
    Mine is coded brown and I have seen blue ones on the net.
    Which is which?

    The keeper of all things incorrect (Haynes) says the cap pressure is 0.8 OR 1.2 BAR (stamped on cap).
    But doesn't say which engine.

    Mine offers no such information.
    Thus don't know if it is the correct one or not.

    Ergo brown or blue?

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    SECONDLY,

    Do they have a "use by date" and or is it correct (recalling urban myth?), once they have gotten wet, they need to be chucked.

    Thanks

    D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    FIRSTLY,

    Following the replacement of the expansion bottle in the Fuego I am looking at the cap.
    Mine is coded brown and I have seen blue ones on the net.
    Which is which?

    The keeper of all things incorrect (Haynes) says the cap pressure is 0.8 OR 1.2 BAR (stamped on cap).
    But doesn't say which engine.

    Mine offers no such information.
    Thus don't know if it is the correct one or not.

    Ergo brown or blue?

    SECONDLY,

    Do they have a "use by date" and or is it correct (recalling urban myth?), once they have gotten wet, they need to be chucked.

    Thanks

    D
    Its all bollocks in my experience.
    The first corner would have seen my cap sloshed with coolant.
    A fuego cap is brown.
    Don't know what the pressure a brown one is meant to be at, but if you keep an eye on your system, you'll soon know if you need a new one or not.
    As long as it holds some pressure and vents the excess and allows the system to draw back some when it cools, your car will be fine.

    Jo

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    Thanks Jo,

    My thoughts exactly - but still had to ask.
    Still would like info on whether the brown cap is the higher rated version.......

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