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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 20:41:23 GMT
From: John B <>
Subject: Re: steam at radiator (c900)

On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 08:18:03 GMT, Paul Halliday wrote: > > There's always a time when a part starts to break down. In this case, it's > the hosing to the radiator. Most likely the top hose. If you were to look > under to bonnet and squeeze the top hose when it's warm, I doubt any kind of I got a good look at it in mid-steam yesterday, since I was lucky enough to be parking after a short trip just as it started. Steam seemed to be coming from all over the radiator, particularly the top half of the radiator. Not especially from near either the top or bottom hose. Ah well, I really should flush the system sometime in the next few months, so maybe I'll take advantage of that opportunity to replace the radiator anyway. In any event, I have a more pressing issue now: it sounds like I just rusted myself a hole somewhere in the exhaust plumbing. One practically requires ear protection to drive the car now. Not sure if the leak is at the exhaust manifold, or down towards the catalytic converter. Any pointers on how to pinpoint it? If it's something I can reach in the engine compartment I might try to fix it myself, otherwise I'll probably give it to a mechanic. Thanks, John

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