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I have Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak - where is the hose to the radiator? I have to put the tablets. On the back of the product it says put in the hose to the radiator (not in the surge tank)

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There is no hose you will have to pour it in where you put the antifreeze in, but it will not stop the leak because the radiator is plastic it is best to go and buy a new one like i had to.

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