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I have a radiator leak and I need it fixed ASAP but i can't afford a new radiator yet should I use radiator stop leak? I've heard bad things about it and one person even told me it caused her engine to blow up. What do u recommend?

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I never recommend anyone pour any stop leak in the radiator of any car. But saying that if you are going to replace the radiator and do not have the money to do so now, then go ahead and use Bar's Stop Leak as an emergency repair. Just make sure to flush the system fully, and replace the thermostat when you do replace the radiator.

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