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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post

    Your radiator is toast.

    Look real hard at your 'radiator' - there are TWO "radiators" sandwiched together - the one nearest the grille is the A/C condenser; the one nearest the engine is the coolant radiator.

    In order to replace the coolant radiator you must separate the two parts. Carefully, coming out and going in: The condenser stays in the car and you do not want to bend or nick it.
    Wow! Didn't know that! Thank you! There are two indeed!

    Did my trip back home.. No steam, no sweat, no water on the bottom of splash guard, no smell... 60 degrees outside and about 40% humid.
    Any ideas?


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    Re: Steaming engine

    Before it started steaming the other day did you happen to go through a car wash with underspray, when I do mine steams for a while.

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    Re: Steaming engine

    if you look closely at the video -
    you can see water/liquid on the bumper cover -

    did you just go through a car wash? -

    if NO - get a pressure test kit - rent it for free from the auto parts store -

    with the engine cold - pump the pressure up to 20PSI -
    look at the two black plastic side tanks of the radiator -
    that's the most common place to leak -

    if you do need a new radiator - here is a good source -
    http://www.partsgeek.com/5zyfhzh-cad...tor.html?fp=pp

    I would recommend the Spectra Premium CU2491
    $121.25 with free shipping -

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    No car washes. But yesterday we had rain all day long and up and down temperature.. as well as humid.
    Can I use Mityvac pump? It is vacuum though...

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    Water on the bumper because it was raining and crazy humid after that. My mirrors and glass were useless. Only wipers saved me.

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    Saved me from humid evaporations, not rain.

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    You need to PRESSURIZE the system with a cooling system pressure test kit.

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    You think I got a leak even after everything I said??

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    It definitely looks like too much steam to just be moisture burning off.

    Have you checked your coolant level?

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    Coolant level on point and doesn't go away. I keep it half inch above mark. I will make some level marks with pencil just to make sure..

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    Re: Steaming engine

    If it rained like crazy and it happened, then see if it still steams after a good drive on a dry day. Even a small drop of coolant is enough to make people around the car smell coolant.

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    Drove it back home in sunny weather - completely dry inside out. No steam.

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    Re: Steaming engine

    Then it was probably just rain water evaporating after hitting hot cooling system parts. Nothing to worry about.

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    42 F and 80% humid today
    Drove again. No steam at all.

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    Re: Steaming engine

    Must have been moisture on the radiator.

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    I stick with this idea too. I don't wanna even think about new radiator. Nope. Mine is good! Think positive!

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