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    Radiator leaking

    OK...I just read all of the repsonses to the check engine light.
    So i thouhgt why not. My overflow tank for the radiator has been leaking for two years. I have had three different shops look at it. They think maybe a head gasket.
    Any thoughts--suggestion---or wise comments. Thanks for the help.



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    Re: Radiator leaking

    Not really enough information to form an opinion, but if your overflow tank is leaking, wouldn't that be where you're 'radiator' is leaking?



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    Re: Radiator leaking

    Your post is lacking some details but jumping to worse case scenario:

    Antifreeze in your oil will give an milky film when you change the oil. That would be a sign of a head gasket leaking.


    Last edited by ISUAgronomist; 11-29-2011 at 02:51 PM.



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    Re: Radiator leaking

    Overflowing or leaking?

    Could be a bad thermostat or something if you are not seeing water in the oil. Or a bad radiator cap can do the same thing, but do need more info.



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    Re: Radiator leaking

    CF made your radiator leak?



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    Re: Radiator leaking

    Probably wouldn't be leaking if it was a head gasket...you would have coolant in the oil and lots of white smoke. Don't think you would have made it 2 years without some major damage if a head gasket had let go.



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