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Old 05-29-2016, 09:48 AM   #11
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I think you are paranoid from the accident. Rad hoses when cold should be hard/stiff to squeeze. Upper one should be hot when the engine is up to temp, but not necessarily hard(depends on if t-stat is open) and the lower hose will always be cooler than the upper hose(this means the radiator is working) You don't wan't both hoses to be the same temp.
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I think you are paranoid from the accident. Rad hoses when cold should be hard/stiff to squeeze. Upper one should be hot when the engine is up to temp, but not necessarily hard(depends on if t-stat is open) and the lower hose will always be cooler than the upper hose(this means the radiator is working) You don't wan't both hoses to be the same temp.
Drove for an hour today and parked to check the upper hose. It was very soft and no pressure at all. Usually before the accident the upper hose would be very firm but now it'* very soft and I can even push the coolant up into the engine. Now, like I mentioned I did go to autozone and rent their pressure tester and all it did was push the coolant in the reservoir around. I'm just very anal about car maintenance lol.
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So with the pressure checker it did not hold pressure? it should have been able to hold like 14-15 lbs for 5 mins or longer.
You did not notice any hissing or leaks?
A spray bottle with soapy water could have helped on like the radiator sides
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