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The radiator has all kinds of yellow looking gunk in it

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After reading that it seems you may have a bad intake gasket or head gasket.I would have them checked.

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Hi is there anyway I can clean gunk out of my radiator. I recently had it flushed.its causing me to have loss of a lot of antifreeze/water n my radiator. Its shooting gunk through my thermostat area

Describe the "gunk". Is it kind of milky? Like mousse?
If so, you likely have a blown head gasket, and that's oil in the coolant. That's also where your coolant is going.

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My 2006 Rexton 270 has a intermittent problem the heat gauge drops and the yellow light comes on, no power loss. after a few km all is ok.

Sounds like the thermostat on the radiator has something flowing thru and jamming it - Do a water flush with chemicals to clear out the junk. and buy new thermostat - about £6-8 max refill with water and antifreeze to improve cooling efficiency - 2 days before flushing put cleaner fluid in the radiator not the overflow bottle as it may not get sucked up. Then do the flush after a day or two as all the gunk will be in suspension, and should fix it.

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Oil in the radiator

oil in the radiator is from a failed transmission oil cooler that is in the radiator tank. You will also have water in the transmission oil as when you shut off the engine the coolant pressure may enter the oil lines through the crack in the cooler.

Sep 23, 2013 | 2003 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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My car keeps running hot and I just had the waterpump and thermostat replaced what else do I look at

Did the shop say the components needed to be replaced ? Have they rechecked the car to find the actual problem ?
Is the radiator fan coming on when the engine reaches 220 degrees ? ?

Aug 05, 2013 | 2006 Buick Lucerne

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I have a 03 chevy impala with the 3.4l in it with 90,000n when i was checking fluids i noticed brown gunk on the radiator dexcool in it..i then checked the oil fill cap and that

the gunk is chemical and dirt buildup that occurs through the years. if the gunk is really bad i would suggest doing a cooling system flush. it is a fairly simple do-it-yourself procedure and you can buy everything you need at your local walmart, parts store etc.

Apr 06, 2013 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Where do I put antifreeze in the car

what kind of antifreeze?...radiator fluid?...if Rad fluid..look for your overflow tank, and add it there. The cap may be yellow, and may have "rad fluid only" printed on it.

gas line antifreeze goes directly into the fuel filler
windshield washer winter(antifreeze) goes into the wishy washy reservoir

Jan 06, 2011 | 2002 Nissan Altima

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Took radiator out and disovered were i took the back of the top hose off there is gunk all in the piece like oatmeal looking stuff or probably oil h2o mix. What do i need to do or is the engine shot?1996...

suggest you buy radiator flush,follow intructions on can,motor not trashed!! flush system until clear,re-install antifreeze,watch for leaks around radiator

Aug 12, 2010 | 1996 Honda Accord

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I have a 2000 impala i had to put in a half gallon of water in radiator, i think the thromostate is ok because there is black tar looking stuff in the radiator, do you no what that stuff is? and should i...

the black tar residue is bascially from either the transmission cooling tank which is part of the radiator has a leak inside the radiator and letting trans fluis leak into the system or/ you have a defective/;leakinf head gasket on the engine and yes! you should get that checked asap cause it can cause extensive damage in the long run

Jan 22, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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Same problem , car has only 86,000 miles

replace that thermostat again...flush radiator any way...then see how it runs...

Aug 28, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac DeVille

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2002 olsmobile alero w/ 3.4 litre engine overheating

your fans need replacing try hooking them up straight to battery to check if they spin fast its not the fans but the wiring.

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