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Have to replace antifreeze every two months. Can't find leak. Can smell antifreeze when first get into car to drive. thanks Jesse Weaver nc

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I bet the leak is in the heater rad!,,,i know a quick way to stop a small leak, go out and buy some "radiator sealer" or "rad seal",,,"engine block sealer" "engine weld" they all work just as well,,if its not cold dont put in the antifreeze that just a pain and kind of looks for leaks,
and finds them too?

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I hope this is helpful to you. If yes, please take a sec to rate me. Thanks!
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