BMW 1600ti Pressure Test Radiator Cap at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(6,785)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(6,785)

Pressure Test Radiator Cap Service

How much does a Pressure Test Radiator Cap cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 1600ti Pressure Test Radiator Cap is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1966 BMW 1600tiL4-1.6LService typePressure Test Radiator CapEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$132.49 - $145.62
1968 BMW 1600tiL4-1.6LService typePressure Test Radiator CapEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
1967 BMW 1600tiL4-1.6LService typePressure Test Radiator CapEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$112.52 - $125.67
Show example BMW 1600ti Pressure Test Radiator Cap prices

What is the radiator cap pressure test all about?

In a pressurized cooling system like those found on all cars, your car’s radiator cap is calibrated to seal in coolant to a particular pressure point, then allow some vapor to escape once that threshold has been reached. The ejected fluid is piped into the overflow bottle you might have seen in the engine bay. Then, as the engine cools, the coolant level may drop inside radiator. When that happens, a reverse-flow valve in the radiator cap opens to allow fluid from the bottle to return to the radiator. A radiator cap that isn’t working properly may cause too much fluid to escape the system.

Keep in mind:

  • A radiator cap pressure test is quick and simple, and replacement radiator caps are inexpensive.
  • Leaving a defective radiator cap in place can cause damage to the engine.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle engine is cooled before the radiator cap can be removed
  • The radiator pressure is relieved and the cap is removed
  • The radiator cap is pressure tested to specifications
  • The radiator cap is replaced and/or reinstalled to the radiator
  • The vehicle is verified to confirm problem is fixed

Our recommendation:

If your car’s engine overheats, or the overflow bottle seems overly full, have the radiator (and radiator cap) pressure tested.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to pressure test the radiator cap?

  • Car overheats
  • Car’s overflow bottle fills up

How important is this service?

Not having this safety valve on the car’s cooling system operate properly can over- or under-pressurize the system, leading to damage to hoses, the radiator, and even the car’s cylinder head.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(6,785)

Rating Summary
6,327
206
60
45
147
6,327
206
60
45
147

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
BMW 328d L4-2.0L Turbo Diesel - Brake System Flush - North Las Vegas, Nevada
Great work, as always, thank you!

Juan

29 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
29 years of experience
BMW X5 L6-3.0L - Oil Change - Granada Hills, California

Kenneth

20 years of experience
795 reviews
Kenneth
20 years of experience
BMW 528i L6-3.0L - Car is hard to start - Los Angeles, California
Very knowledgeable Mechanic goes the extra mile to be helpful in a time when your car isn't. Broke down the issues of the problem in layman's terms to clearly resolve your cars mechanical issues.

Brikk

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
18 years of experience
BMW 750Li V8-4.8L - Coolant Reservoir - Charlotte, North Carolina
Very fast and efficient!!!

Excellent Rating

(6,785)

Rating Summary
6,327
206
60
45
147
6,327
206
60
45
147
Number of BMW services completed
74635+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT BMW MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Refrigerant Pressure Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include the AC working intermittently or not at all, noise coming from the system, or warm air blowing from the vents.
What are the Car Pool Rules in Colorado?
Car Car pool lanes are abundant in the state of Colorado, and they’re responsible for greatly helping out most of the state’s drivers. Car pool lanes allow vehicles with multiple occupants to bypass regular traffic, as cars with a single...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in New York?
Automotive technician jobs in New York have an average mechanic salary of $39k, while the national salary is roughly $37k.

belt broke serpentine

If your car has a substantial amount of mileage, it's not unusual for a serpentine belt to break and to need a new tensioner (the bearing on the tensioner wears out). If the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley is out of position...

Check Engine Light on and off, reader gives P0446 error 1999 Toyota Corolla

Hello - the P0446 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0446-obd-ii-trouble-code-evaporative-emission-control-system-vent-control-circuit-malfunction-by-spencer-clayton) code is an indication that the evaporative emissions purge valve electrical circuit has had a loss of electrical power to the vent valve that allows fresh air to enter the evap cannister. This could be...

Should I still drive my car with a bad timing belt

In your application, which is referred to as an "interference engine", once it known that the timing belt is defective in any respect, it is recommended that you do not operate the engine at all until the belt is replaced....

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com