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Leaking Radiator Quick Fix

In a quickness if you have a leaking radiator and can't get it repaired asap, then crack and egg into your radiator (try for just the egg white). just like a poached egg. It will cook and plug up and and all leaks. But do not use for a long period. get some radiator sealant/repair. But ultimately get the radiator serviced or repaired, the egg will not damage any of the internal workings of the vehicle so ONE egg and flush your radiator thoroughly to get rid of excess egg. then replace with proper coolant/antifreeze. i have done this to my car and have yet to change it. going on 6 month. thnx

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i have water gitting into the cylender head of my 1998 jeep cherokee. i replace all the gaskets but its still leaking. what could cause this?


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