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How can you tell if your radiator is good?


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2015-07-15 18:35:30
2015-07-15 18:35:30

If you can't find any leaks and you have it flow tested, you will know.


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If it's repairable, a reputable radiator shop will be a good resource. They can tell you if the radiator can be repaired or if it must be replaced.

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