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A radiator is a heat transfer device that allows air to pass freely over fines that conduct heat from liquid circulated within an engine to cool it.

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Car Radiator Coolant Leak

I have a coolant leak coming from somewhere in this region (circled in red): It's a very small leak as I just need to top it up by about ~100ml monthly? I don't really want to pay and replace it ...
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Explain why a new radiator cap fixed my coolant leak

I have a newly acquired 2010 Honda Odyssey. As part of the purchase, the seller replaced the timing belt and water pump. From the moment I acquired the car, it lost coolant continuously. I needed to ...
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Car is running hotter after new radiator install (thermo fan coming on later)

I noticed there was a small crack in the radiator of my 93 VW Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. So I ordered a new one and installed it. However, the car seems to now run hotter - or, at least, the thermo-fan ...
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Does Coolant Actively Circulate Through Overflow Reservoir?

If one adds fresh water or new coolant or some additive to the radiator/coolant overflow reservoir, will it end up actively circulating through the system in a reasonably short amount of time (i.e. ...
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OK to Drive for Short While with Radiator Cleaner in System?

I am going to flush cooling system and replace coolant in my car in near future and was planning on using a radiator cleaner product from Liqui-Moly. The place where I do my DIY auto work like this ...
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Persistent Radiator Fan Motor Issues - Need Expert Advice

I've been dealing with an ongoing issue with my 2012 Renault Logan's radiator fan motor repeatedly failing. I purchased the car about 10 months ago, and everything was fine until the hot summer months ...
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Need help with overheating st

We have changed the radiator in the fan to the radiator and my car is still overheating. Do I need to change the thermostat or could there be another possible reason why it is overheating?
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Water is running out the front of my car were the radiator is can that be a hose ? 2006 vw beetle

When i put the fluid in it just ran right out
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Threadsealant on radiator fan switch to stop leak?

I've developed a leak from the radiator fan switch and it seems to only be leaking around it and not through it, otherwise it works fine. I've bought a new washer to replace the old one and I'm ...
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Blown head gasket 2016 Chevy Cruze lt 1.4l eco turbo

I have head gasket repair. However I can’t use it with antifreeze in my radiator. How would I got about flushing my radiator with antifreeze in my oil? Do I drain oil first and put new oil in and then ...
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Overheating engine after hard run?

I came across this paragraph in my car manual which states the following: "If the engine has been driven hard for a long period, the engine could overheat when it is switched off. Risk of engine ...
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Why is there a MIN and MAX marking on a car coolant bottle?

I've always thought the minimum and maximum mark on the coolant bottle were quite pointless as it doesn't seem to make much of a difference to the function of the vehicle if I overfill a little bit or ...
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My radiator is busted in myAcura mdx

I hit a deer and totalled the front of my Acura MDX.it still runs and drives but the radiator has several holes in it and the cooling fans are bent and not working.This is my only car and I have to ...
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After oil change no oil in car but radiator overflow all oil [closed]

Just took 2013 Subaru Outback in for an oil change. Drove home about 15 miles and have NO oil in the engine. The dipstick is dry and sticky. For some reason checked the radiator overflow and the oil ...
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Radiator Leak Fix

2002 Camry LE, 4 Cylinder. My radiator leaks 1-2 drops per second. I’m not exactly sure about the leak position, but it seems to be somewhere between the plastic tank and the metal radiator core, and ...
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Cylinder 3 misfire after thermostat replacement valve

I have 2003 Ford Expedition that had the heater not working because my thermostat was broken open. I then got a code to replace the thermostat. I need to take a long drive so I took it to a shop to ...
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Why is thecoolant leaking out after hitting the brakes hard

My car was being driven erratically and the brakes were hit hard now I have coolant pouring out from somewhere under the radiator reservoir
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of more rows in a radiator core?

When purchasing a radiator, one spec that is provided is the number of rows in the core. I have a few closely related questions regarding these rows that are perhaps best to combine into this single ...
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Replace radiator hoses with radiator when rust is present in coolant?

The radiator on a 20+ year old Jeep XJ recently bust. The fluid that came out was a rust colour, likely indicating that the radiator was at least partially filled with water instead of coolant (...
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Chevy cavalier 1999 hot rod hot wired radiator fan

Long story short I have a chevy cavalier with a hot wired radiator fan and I noticed my car stays cooler in the winter.will my car be fine or a should I install a aftermarket thermostat for the custom ...
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What are the practical considerations of an aftermarket radiator with different sized connections?

I have a 1965 Buick Wildcat (Base) with the 401 Nailhead engine with a leaking factory radiator. Most of the part interchanges suggest this can be replaced with a radiator common to many GM products ...
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Coolant boiling but no overheating

Car has been fine, I just drove 3 hrs and when I got to my destination my coolant was boiling. what do I do? No overheating ever just had ac fixed an coolant filled. I have to drive another 2hrs ...
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Radiator grid bended due to car crash - How do I know it should be changed?

Unfortunately, someone backed into my car and the radiator grid was bent. The car seems to work fine but I am afraid I am missing something. The grid is a bit bent because of the trailer ball that hit ...
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Coolant tank drains too fast of Boxer 435

I have Peugeot Boxer van (435 onnicar) and its radiator coolant drains too fast(in one day, it's already empty). I.e. In the morning, if I fill up with water and at half of the day it's almost drain. ...
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I put Adblu in radiator coolant tank in Peugeot Boxer 435 Onnicar

My coolant tank was empty and there was a plastic cane in the cockpit/dashboard, so I thought, it was water and I put some in the coolant tank. I am pretty sure it was less than 500ml. Driver is using ...
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Truck is overheating only while idling

My Problem 2011 Chevrolet Truck Silverado 1500 WT 2WD 4.3L FI OHV 6cyl is overheating while idling. It takes about 2-3 mins, so drive thrus and multiple red lights back to back are the main culprits. ...
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Replace radiator

In changing a radiator in a 2005 GMC Canyon with a 3.5, 2 wheel drive. Can I get the radiator out without opening any lines on the AC unit. Can I get the AC condenser off the radiator without opening ...
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Coolant leak visible from bottom two corners of radiator

My Mercedes 1998 ML350 is leaking coolant from beneath the radiator; at the bottom two corners of it. I am not a mechanic nor do I know much about cars but I did do some stuff on engines. A hose ...
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How to distinguish the engine cooling flow and turbocharger air flow to/from radiator/intercooler?

I can't distinguish between the flow of engine cooling (coolant) with the flow of turbocharger air to/from the radiator (intercooler?). I have no foundational knowledge of automotive/automobile, ...
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2006 ford explorer 4.6 v8 radiator replacement

I am installing a new radiator and so far everything has gone smoothly but i cannot get the feet to line up with the slots that they go into on the radiator bracket. It feels like there is a lip that ...
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Overflow tank very active at end of drive

2012 Sonata Hybrid Car overheated. Shop said it had a blown head gasket. So I took the head off and had it machined flat. Put it back on with new gasket and new bolts etc. Car runs well. Temp gauge ...
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89 D100, repair, fan ate radiator

Okay rod in waterpump separated from baffles leaned forward and the fan ate the radiator. FFW. Got all the replacement parts and pulled it apart to replace the jacked up parts ie: Waterpump, radiator, ...
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Engine took a long time to warm up after putting chemical coolant flush in coolant reservoir

I have a 2006 Kia Rio 1.6L. Yesterday I put in chemical flush in the coolant reservoir since I’m flushing the system out on the weekend. I drove it once yesterday and the temperature increased as ...
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Consequences of coolant phase change in radiator

Im a Freshman at my Institute in India. In the application form for the Institutes Formula Student Team, I came across these 2 questions, which I'm stumped by. Ive searched for the answers but cannot ...
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Coolant Bubbling in Radiator with Cap off

On my 2001 LS430, I was a having a very slow leak from the radiator drain plug, so I went to a local mechanic to properly seal the plug. While he was checking out the issue. After the car reached the ...
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I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue my heater wasn't working so I changed my water pump and now I have oil in my radiator until this happened I had NO oil leak

I just changed the water pump in my Nissan Rogue because my heater wasn't working and now I have oil in my radiator but no anti freeze in my oil what could be causing it? My car didn't leak oil until ...
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My radiator doesn't empty completely, so after drain and refill, I know there is some radiator flush left in the system. is this bad?

I have a motorhome with anFord F53 chassis and v-10 engine. The radiator system is listed as 30.9 quarts capacity. when I drain I only get about 10 quarts. I added 44 oz of radiator flush and drain/...
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Should I accept this help in fixing a 1" hole in my radiator?

My car broke down, in a cloud of steam, and I found a hole on the top edge of my radiator, about the dimensions of a vending machine slot for quarters. A co-worker offered to help, bringing a 2" ...
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0.9 or 1.1 which is suitable for CBR250RR MC22

I have a CBR250RR MC22 old model gullarm bike, I recently faced issues with overheating of the faulty cap, but some people suggest changing 1.1 and some 0.9 radiator cap, I would like to know the ...
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Any idea where the leak is coming from?

I have a 98 nissan skyline and its leaking water. 80% sure it is cause no particular smell and it doesnt have any texture but water and its not dark coloured or any colour really, maybe a tinge of ...
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Difficulty removing car radiator in 2001 manual 1.4l petrol Toyota Corolla

I'm trying to remove the radiator from my 2001 Toyota Corolla in order to provide access to the lower radiator hose (which is to be replaced). At present, the radiator readily rocks forwards and ...
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2004 Nissan Sentra white smoke from engine then radiator busts

I just got 2004 Nissan Sentra had been setting up for about year now. I was told at the time only thing that could be wrong with it was the cam shaft position sensor, and possibly the catalytic ...
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how to check car for impending failures? [closed]

My kia Sorento 2007 failed on me multiple times. Each time disabling the car and putting the driver in danger harmonic balancer alternator radiator and water pump in each of those failures, I had ...
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Lifespan of radiator hoses and serpentine belts

I've seen estimates as low as 4 years/60,000 miles (from places like NAPA, who obviously want people to replace their belts and hoses all of the time) to 7 years (from an anonymous Gates engineer), to ...
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My 2004 Chevy impala is overheating how can you help me?

My Chevy impala 2004 I love and is a good car when I drive my car it overheats till I cut on the AC and it would go in the middle again I'm trying to figure out what it is before I spend more money on ...
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Radiator not fully draining on Kia Sorento

I have a 2012 Kia Sorento SX AWD (that's the 3.5l V6). I am following the instructions in the service manual for replacing the engine coolant, but when I unscrew the radiator drain plug I only get ...
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2006 Toyota Camry radiator issue

By no means am I a vehicle mechanic, but I've learned a lot from dealing with my old '06 Camry. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this appears to be the valve of the radiator that is not fully sealed, ...
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Car overheating + new thermostat

My Renault 25 has been having cooling problems for several weeks now, yet i cannot figue out the problem. It has a new thermostat and water pump. Without thermostat, I cannot install a gasket so it ...
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Plenum in air intake system of automobiles

What is a plenum? What role does it play in the air intake system of cars?Do naturally aspirated engines use plenum?
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Why does my radiator attract wasps/yellowjackets?

I am noticing a strange phenomenon on my motorcycle radiator: when parked, nearby yellowjackets flock to it and seem to get quite aggressive. I've actually noticed one of them stinging the radiator! I'...
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