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Just replaced radiator in 96 318ti and has had slow leak that become a big one from cap. Only seems to do it when blessed screw is tightened. HELP!!

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Remember, pressures find the nearest escape. radiator as can see exactly causes you a problem. repair or replace it at once. dont let it makes your engine overheats.

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