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Old 10-01-2006, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Radiator Bomb!

http://www.boneshaker4x4.com/video/Ryan's%20video%20footage/rad%20go%20boom.wmv


Faulty rad and no E-fan on.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That was cool! nice video

glad you didnt get hurt.

Did the radiator cap not vent or what???
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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damn! So what popped on it? Weld, tank, cap?
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the passenger side tank blew out at 210. so i'm guessing it was a faulty rad.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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holy sh*t what happened
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Uh... higher temps mean more pressure in the cooling system.

Get it hot enough, and things can explode. Like radiator tanks, for instance.

By the way... dude, did you weld the spring to the bottom of the cap or something? Usually you blow a hose, or else the cap starts venting steam before that happens.

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i didnt' weld anything.


the motor temp was only 210-220.

thats why i say its a faulty radiator
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Now THAT was impressive!

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Wow!! Do you think that maybe it lost a head gasket and started pumping compression into the water coolant passages?

Damn that was shocking!

Also glad no one was hurt.

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... Usually you blow a hose, or else the cap starts venting steam before that happens.
My thoughts exactly, the cap is designed to release pressure before the rad explodes.

Cool video though
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Now THAT was impressive!

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yup I may have had to clean a stain out of my seat after that
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That was a steam pressure explosion! Maybe its me but I didnt see any fluid at all dripping after it popped. Glad nobody got hurt. Cool Video!
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I agree. It didn't look or sound like there was any fluid at all in that radiator.

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Was there coolant in the water? Coolant raises the boiling point. 220 degree water under pressure is a bomb. Remove the pressure and some of it turns to steam instantly. Remove the pressure very quickly and more will turn to steam. Just like a boiler explosion. Looked like more than 220 too.

Whatever happened, I'm glad someone had a camera
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holy crap...got any after pics?
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Kick ass video Kraqa!!! daimn!!
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that is crown land. perfictly legal in canada
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