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Radiator discharging yellow brown foam into over flow bottle

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Thats bad news, vehicle heated up and blew the head gasket possibly.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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How full should my radiator tank be? I just had it replaced about 10 months ago. I dont notice anything leaking, but it seems like there is not a lot in there.


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You have a leak somewhere,water pump or hose.
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Yes it is normal just no hot air


1. When setting the temperature to MAX, blower level to FULL and outside air Vent CLOSED, no hot air comes out after 2-5 minutes?
If YES, when did you last flushed your radiator and is it full?
2. if more than 5 years ago, flush radiator system, instructions are usually in Owners manual. Use a bottle of Radiator cleaner, run egine hot for about 10-15 minutes, carefully open petcock in bottom of radiator to flush out radiator, WARNING, careful as flushed coolant would be boiling hot. As sson petcock is open and water start to flow out, carefully open radiator cap to enhance flushing flow. Use garden hose to fill radiator while flushing until water coming out from petcock is cold and clear.
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3. Fill radiator with 1 gallon (4L) of concentrated coolant, top up radiator until full, fill catch bottle with concentrated coolant, start engine and keep it overflowing until no bubbles comes out and the radiator is fully hot. Once it is flowing good, close and connect everything. Drive with it and keep catch bottle filled as necessarry.
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make sure you dont over fill the radiator bottle past max, something else to try is run the system with out the cap on for a few minutes at idle to expel any air pockets in your cooling system.

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Water comes out of the over flow bottle when its hot.


IS THE RADIATOR COVER SUPPOSED TO BE PRESSURIZED???
IF SO THEN YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TYPE, TRY THAT FIRST
IF IT IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE PRESSURE THEN YOU NEED TO LEAVE SOME BREATHING AIR IN THE OVER FLOW BOTTLE, REMEMBER TO NEVER FILL TO THE TOP.

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you can check the clear or yellow bottle in the rear of the engine by the black power steering bottle. this is the over flow

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