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Old 06-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Ok so, when I first bought my car I don't know what kind of radiator it had installed it had a fluidyne radiator and I wasn't to smart and didn't notice a coolant leak let the car run dry and it cracked the radiator. Car did not overheat and still runs good.
Over the past six months I have gone through two radiators that leaked from the core in top left corner close to the hose, one was a mishimoto and one was another fluidyne. Recently with a fluidyne in my car right now I'm getting the same leak!
There is also coolant residue under the bottom pullie....
Everytime I come home from school if I pop the hood and carefully release the pressure in the resivour the radiator will not leak... I changed the radiator cap and I'm still having the problem. Any clue what could be the problem?
Could the intervals of my motor cause this reoccurrence?
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Correction I meant the internals of the motor
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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might be suffering from electrolysis. flush the entire system with a radiator flush. then empty all the water. fill with just water and run till hot. empty all the water again. then put a 50 50 mix of coolant. preferably the long life coolant. it is less prone to electrolysis.
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Have you replace your cap? Sounds like it isnt venting and you are holdin pressure in the system. When you release the cap and the pressure inside it doesnt leak? Sounds like a cheap fix is possible
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Yeah I would try the flush and fill .
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Ok, I'm gonna do the flush and fill Becus from what Texas is describing (Electrolysis) I looked it up an that seems to be the problem.
Yes I already replaced the cap and I've come home and left it on and go back and take it off they're isn't any pressure but since they're already is a small leak I understand why it would leak while it is still pressurized
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might be suffering from electrolysis. flush the entire system with a radiator flush. then empty all the water. fill with just water and run till hot. empty all the water again. then put a 50 50 mix of coolant. preferably the long life coolant. it is less prone to electrolysis.
Do you have any idea what could have caused this problem?
Should I replace any other parts?
I'm already in the process of getting a new radiator with my warranty
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its just like a disease. you just have to get the ph right in the coolant. once you get it its hard to get rid of. you will have to flush a few times im sure. usually caused by not changing the coolant when it needs to be changed
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #9
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Ok, I'm gonna get one if those radiator flush kits and keep on re flushing all coolant and water then replace it. Do you think I should get one of those Zinc Anod
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Ok, I'm gonna get one if those radiator flush kits and keep on re flushing all coolant and water then replace it. Do you think I should get one of those Zinc Anod
No
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Lol I've heard it a hundred times and it sounds like a headgasket over pressurizing the coolant system to me
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Lol I've heard it a hundred times and it sounds like a headgasket over pressurizing the coolant system to me
It could be. But he never complained about high pressure in the system or about it running poorly
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Let us know what it turns out to be the suspense is killing me.
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