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You probably either have a cracked block maybe around the vavles, guides, or someone doesn't want that car to run. How long has it been sitting. You could have a blown head gasket or gaskets.

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There are products which claim to seal these leaks. The Radiator pressure can range from 14 to 21 PSI. Without engine compression of 140 to 180 PSI the sealers sometimes work. But if engine compression is getting into the Radiator you will be blowing out antifreeze through the overflow pipes.

You did nothing wrong in changing the Radiator hose. You just repaired the weakess link. Now that the hose is stronger the leak moved somewhere else. Good luck on this repair. The Tracer chemicals are available at Autozone, Oreillys and several other places.

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