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I have a 98 forester with a split in the radiator

What could cause this to happen it does not blow white

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The cooling system is under pressure, this could have been a weak spot in the radiator when it was manufactured , and over time (11 years) of being under pressure, it split open. If the car overheated for some reason, it could have caused this (pressure is higher if it overheats). You may be able to have it removed and repaired at a radiator shop, but it probably would be quicker to purchase a new one.

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