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    First, the cap is not the highest point. That black elbow off the top is. That's going to be pretty hard to bleed off any excess pressure.

    Second, that little nipple off the side of the filler neck...that's suppose to go to your coolant reservoir. That thing should be spitting coolant any time you build heat.

    Also, 220 is a tad high, but the Z1000 doesn't even kick the fan on until 210. You're not really in danger until you're over 250. Normal run temps should be 180~215.
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    Yeah if your not spewing coolant out that nipple or overflow bottle then not hot. Hook that line off nipple and after a few heat cycles hopefully it will remove air from rad.
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    I bet if he's been running it like that for a long enough time he can be getting plenty hot without water coming out of that nipple. I imagine there's a huge air bubble in there that's compressing far more than enough to keep the coolant flow from moving properly and prevent venting.
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    Like others have mentioned, 220 is fine. I would say anything under235 is no problem at all.

    Again, like others have mentioned, the port under the cap is the one that should go to the over flow.

    And I agree, there could very well be some air in that top elbow.

    A few more things to check, make sure the fan is blowing in the right direction and make sure your cap is working. I think it's supposed to hold about 15 or 16 pounds of pressure.
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    If that black elbow is causing your problems why not go to a different style radiator with the neck in front instead of on top. The one in this link is only 56.00 all aluminum.

    http://www.protuninglab.com/ra-hc92-...d=140852202778
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    ^They're only $60 shipped on eBay and come with a fan. That won't help him, though. Would make it better, but not solve the problem. Heeds a "T" at the top of that eblow with a fitting he can open up to fill the system. He doesn't have to make a drastic change, he just needs to be able to fill it from the highest point.
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    I'm going to cut the tanks off the rad, and make new ones,weld the bung son the side and have the cap the highest point. The tank sides will be 3"tall, compared to 1.25 now. More volume, and the orientation will be correct. I'll Google how to test the cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksie2113 View Post
    I'm going to cut the tanks off the rad, and make new ones,weld the bung son the side and have the cap the highest point. The tank sides will be 3"tall, compared to 1.25 now. More volume, and the orientation will be correct. I'll Google how to test the cap.
    man that seems like a hell of a lot of effort for something that only requires you to warm up the engine and break this fitting open to burp it (plus getting an actual reservoir setup).

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    The nipple below the cap is hooked to the res. On the left side of the assembly. It has been, in the picture all the hoses are not all hooked up in this picture. Found it on in stag ram to show setup. But it hasn't seemed to fix the problem, I feel like if there were no air bubble when I open the rad cap the head pressure from the top 90*fitting would spew coolant out the cap till pressure is equilized...? I could buy a t. I just think the best way would be to have the fittings off the inner face of the rad. Not up high and out of place.
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