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Cooling system I was told using a radiator cooling liquid after using regular water for a long time is bad. Why?

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Using regular water is not good. But you have used it for a long time there is a sligt chance that you have small cracks in the radiator and the scale from thae water is what keeping it from dripping. Changing into cooling liquid will open those cracks.

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