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Did you get the hose clamps tight? Did you puncture a hole in the bottom of the radiator? Did you get the petcock closed all the way? You didn't overtighten the petcock at the bottom of the rad did you? Is your water pump good? Did you put thermostat in the right way?????????????

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Q: Why is coolant leaking out the bottom of radiator change hose and thermostat and still running hot?
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