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My car is overheating and there is a loose tube.can i just tape up the tube or is this more serious

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You never use tape on a presurized system. Any cooling system containing a thermostat build pressure. tape will not last long. A new hose is the only solution.

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did you overheat the engine?
did the engine RPM rise and not car speed. (tranny slip is bad news)
fix cause of overheating if it did. now.
it will return. (99% do)

all cars have excess cooling capacity so , on flat ground and cold days
you dont need that,but on a hot day up hill you do. see?

there are lots of tests. for cooling. do you have tools. or can you buy them.?
the tests are easy. but most folks dont have tools or want them and only want us to guess.
sorry ,guessing is too expensive.
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One day, even though I was low on fuel, the attendant had trouble adding gas to my tank. Gas would spill during filling or the nozzle would click off (as though it was full) even though it was not. I had to stand there myself and slowly add gas until the tank was full.
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