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Hi how are you.. i am not too mechanically savy so excuse me trying to describe the below.. I have recently replaced the thermostat was cooked and water started to leak where the expansion tank meets the holder at the bottom. Car was was not overheating and radiator expert performed pressure test and all was fine!! please help

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