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Old 04-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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I was out tuning. I built 8 psi in 3rd gear when poof! Smoke out the tailpipe and smoke out from under the hood.

I pop the hood and there'* coolant everywhere. Radiator hoses are ok, heatercore lines are ok. I can get the motor to run but it spits out a LOT of smoke. I think a head gasket let go.
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Man you and that TGP just dont get along do you...Sorry to hear buddy
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That is a bummer to hear.....
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Yeah, she'* been a ^$#! lately.
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Hang on there buddy, before ripping the heads off, check your freeze plugs. Should be 2 in front, and 2 in back.
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Hang on there buddy, before ripping the heads off, check your freeze plugs. Should be 2 in front, and 2 in back.

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I got a pressure tester on it and the radiator blew open. Just finished towing it home.

My 21 year old radiator decided it wasn't up to the challenge.

The bad part is that it is a TGP specific radiator. Can't run to the parts store to get a new one.
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Good luck finding one..I have like 1000 rads but none for TGPs sorry bud
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I'm not going to replace it. I'm going to take it to a radiator repair shop. Someday I'll break down and buy an aftermarket one.
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Oh ok well glad it was just the Rad anyhow and not something more serious
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