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Old 07 Apr 2016, 03:20 pm
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Okay Guys, I think I'm going to get another radiator cap for the GT. I did hear a little gurgle in the overflow this morning after driving about 30 miles, but it quickly stopped. Lasted maybe 30 seconds. So, I'm pretty sure it's the cap. It currently has a lever type on it and for some reason, the damn lever doesn't want to stay put. I'm thinking I'll just put a regular cap on it this time. What say you gurus of the PT's? I'm also pretty sure it's a 16 pound pressure cap that I need, not a 14, right?
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I think it's a 17 or 18 psi you need. Just a standard cap. Nothing fancy.
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I use 18psi but then I am cooling system check for that pressure and I also run a 180F thermostat

17psi is the standard for most all PT Cruisers with 2.4 US models.

Either way I don't like the level pressure release radiator coolant caps.
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All of the turbo PTs, at least 03-05 came from the factory with an 18lb cap.(I didn't check the second gen cars, but they are likely the same 18lb). All of the 03-05 Naturally Aspirated PTs came with 16lb caps. (likely every year NA cars used 16lbs, but I didn't check them.
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The factory manual part number for this radiator cap indicates 17 PSI for 2003 Turbo.
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go with the 17lb non lever type. I sure hope that cures the bubbling issue. It's driving me nuts. Short drive, I know.
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go with the 17lb non lever type. I sure hope that cures the bubbling issue. It's driving me nuts. Short drive, I know.
I could have sworn that mine had an even #. Either 16 or 18. I can probably check. Pretty sure that I have the original cap in my tool box. I swapped it before the radiator went the first time. My problem wasn't the cap. How bad is it bubbling? Mine did that a bit when it was getting burped or when the temps were getting a bit high. Good luck.
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The factory manual part number for this radiator cap indicates 17 PSI for 2003 Turbo.
I just checked again for a 2003 turbo. The factory manual part number is 52028974AA, and it is an 18lb cap.

Here is a picture. If you look closely you can see the part number as well as the rating. The part number is hard to see but if you enlarge and turn your screen brightness up, you can see that indeed it is the correct part number and not simply a 'stock' photo:


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I just checked again for a 2003 turbo. The factory manual part number is 52028974AA, and it is an 18lb cap.

Here is a picture. If you look closely you can see the part number as well as the rating. The part number is hard to see but if you enlarge and turn your screen brightness up, you can see that indeed it is the correct part number and not simply a 'stock' photo:

There is another number for the radiator cap 04596198. We are down to 04596198 for engine EDZ that says 17 PSI or 52028974AA for engine EDV that says 18 PSI.
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I just checked again for a 2003 turbo. The factory manual part number is 52028974AA, and it is an 18lb cap.

Here is a picture. If you look closely you can see the part number as well as the rating. The part number is hard to see but if you enlarge and turn your screen brightness up, you can see that indeed it is the correct part number and not simply a 'stock' photo:

There is another number for the radiator cap 04596198. We are down to 04596198 for engine EDZ that says 17 PSI or 52028974AA for engine EDV that says 18 PSI. If I was to choose between the two and I had a 2003 PT Cruiser I would choose 17 PSI.
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