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Stop radiator leak

We hit a deer in the middle of no where. We have 65 miles to the next city where we can get it to a mechanic. It's pouring water out as fast as I can put it in. Is there anyway I can stop or slow the leak long enough to get to a car rental and mechanic? How well does that stop leak for radiators work?

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The stop leak won't help, it's only for very small leaks. It will pour right out the hole with the coolant. I'm afraid you are stalled there and will need a tow.

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hi it sounds like your headgaskets blown you need to take your rad cap off fill with water start the engine see if you see any bubbles in the water or if the water blows straight out its a good indication the headgaskets gone the thing on the right hand side is the expansion tank overflow if this blows water out even when cold the headgaskets gone if you see no bubbles in the water change your thermostat the two fans on the rad have nothing to do with your a/c if that doesn,t work may need pressurising yates210456

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SOURCE: Dodge Caravan 1990 coolant leak..

do not put water in your radiator. Use 50% mix of antifreeze and water or you will corrode your engine. Add coolant mix to cold engine. Fill the reservoir and the radiator. Warm up eninge while looking for the source of the leak. If lucky, it will be the lower radiator hose. Easy repair. If it's the engine block, big problem. Let us know what you find.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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the round opening you are speaking of is known as a "freeze plug" a concave "lid" shaped metal plug inserted in the block to prevent the engine block from cracking during extremely cold weather; any shop can easily replace this plug but, have all of these plugs checked just in case another one is about to go

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Try "Iron tight" head gasket sealer.

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SOURCE: How to pour Radiator stop leak into 1999 VW bug's

I recommend that you do not add this to your radiator unless it is absolutely needed. It will seal the leak, but also seal other passages,especially in the heater core. It will cause more damage in the long run. If the radiator is leaking, replace the radiator.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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