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Old 01-22-04, 10:55 AM   #95 (permalink)
RAP
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Car 1: '95 Legend 3 ea. 240SX


Quote:
Originally posted by unofficial
I've been gettin some cooolant leak around under the radiator, I took it to my local honda/acura specialist. They found no leaks or evidence of leaks. My car still occasionally leaks coolant. I haven't experienced overheating. My coolant levels is @ low. Any ideas? What could it be? What should I do? Take it to the dealers?
If you have read through allllll the post on this subject then you
have your answer. A leaking radiator is what.

It appears that when this radiator starts to leak there will at times be no visable signs of water except for maybe a very small
amount here and there around the the top and maybe the bottom of the radiator. YOU should not see water or evidence of water around your radiator top or bottom. It's that simple, you
have a leaking radiator.

The radiators installed on many cars today have a top and bottom made of plastic and the materiel cracks. Hair line cracks
for starters and the cracks barely open initially but get worse as
time goes by and more water leaks until you run low on water and the worse is coming very very soon. I am in the process of doing a radiator change now and prior to this my radiator didn't seem to be leaking and in fact I experienced the same symptoms as you explained above. I finally said to myself " self there should not be any unexplained water around the radiator and that is a sure sign of a leaking radiator or hose or something" Reading these boards really enlightened me about those funky radiators
installed on these Acuras.

There are some replacement radiators to be found on the net
but I would not go to Acura for sure. You can even find an all metal for this car for $ 118.00. I don't recall where at this time but maybe someone will pop up with the website.


If you read all the postings on these boards the subject has been
covered and covered and...



Good luck RAP
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