i replaced the water pump on this thing, then replaced the radiator because it blew as well. all was good until the top heater core hose blew. fixd that then the bottom hose on the heater core blew, fixd that so now i have just about all new components in my cooling system. today the radiator blew its top, literally, it blew so bad that there is a crack all the way across the top of it. why is this happening? it has been overheating during this process. the car din not over heat at all and was running great until the radiator cracked open. thank you
blown radiator, over heating probs. on 1996 Acura TL
by tregrad in Sparks, NV on February 14, 2014
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by pushrod on February 14, 2014
Geta combustion leak test after you fix the rad. Mechanic knows what to do.
COMMENT by tregrad on February 14, 2014
I called one of the preferred mechanics here where im from and they told me that if i keep blowing hoses and the radiator more than likely its a head gasket, is that true?
COMMENT by pushrod on February 14, 2014
That's what i think! The combustion leak test will tell the tale! That's it's primary purpose.
COMMENT by tregrad on February 15, 2014
ok great thanks and i will get that done today.
COMMENT by pushrod on February 15, 2014
Most any good auto repair shop should be able to do it.