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Old 05-06-2007, 04:58 PM
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ok i am loosing coolant somewhere. i will fill the radiator, and the over flow tank let it run, burp the system and it will stay at the full line and at the top of the radiator. is the coolant suppose to swirl when i am bleeding the air out of the system? it swirls around the top of the radiator where the cap is suppose to be. as soon as i put the cap on and it is under pressure it will slowly heat up. i take it for a short drive and it will get up to the a in normal in about 5 mins, and i see coolant on the ground after i park it, and the overflow tank is almost empty. i did notice the radiator has a decent ammount of calcium deposits in it, and its coming out of the fins really slowly in pin hole size streams, i did flush it out and it flows a bit better.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:17 PM
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if you radiator is leaking it could be spraying that coolent anywhere, then it could travel down to the ground on something else. Fix the radiator and then check to see if you have another leak
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:17 PM
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make sure it ain't the heater core. cuz thats not a fun job
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:21 PM
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lol, crack an egg into it =P
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:24 PM
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it isnt the heater core. its either the rad or the overflow tank is cracked.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:27 PM
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get it pressure tested unless you can see the leak while the car is running.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:35 PM
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nothing is open today
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:41 PM
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Well it sounds like you figured your own problem out....you are building pressure(normal) and losing coolant out of you bad radiator. Try and run it with the cap loose and see if you have the same problem, otherwise, get a new radiator...yours has holes in it!
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:50 PM
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well i noticed that when i add wate ror coolant to the over flow tank it drips out of the bottom some where. hmmm new stock radiators a ford racing one, or a fluydlyne one. what would work the best as i am gonna got to a stroker or supercharger in the near future.
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