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MG MGB Technical - Cooling system pressure?

Hello all,
I have the very common issue of a temperature gauge incorrectly reading hot and have read loads of archives on the matter.

One thing I noticed the other day, my cooling system does not seem to have any (or very much) pressure. I can get the car to actual running temperature and easily squeeze the radiator hoses by hand.

I discovered this when I went to verify coolant temperature with a candy thermometer (there's no real over-heating).

I have replaced the radiator cap and have no apparent leaks.

Shouln't the radiator hoses be under pressure and very difficult to squeeze??

Thanks, David
David Steverson

David theyusually are under pressure unless you have a leak somewhere in the system. If you can find someone with a cooling system pressure checker have the cooling system and the cap pressure checked to see if either has leaks.

Clifton Gordon

This thread was discussed on 01/10/2007

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