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Radiator over flowing when not even at running temp- ideas?

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I went out and drove the car around some since it's been sitting for a while and when I got back I was checking the engine out, adjusted it some, shut it down, checked the coolant- low as usual (small leak somewhere) but what was odd is that there was coolant coming out of the overflow pipe. I didn't drive it long, and not over 3 miles, temp was a bit less than half way. Anyone have any suggestions of what I should do? The car's pretty much all stock. TIA.

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Compression/combustion pressure leaking into the radiator? Rev it up with the cap off, if it resembles Old Faithful that would be bad.

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Well that's a good idea. I think it was leaking at the headgasket some time back so I re-tourqed it and it went away, but that may have been a cheap (non) fix. I'll try that out tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.

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your radiator is plugged up

you either new a new one or that one boiled out

what's happening is the hot water flows to the top of the rad. and flow downward to cool, if the tubes are restricted and the coolant is still being pumped in by the water pump then it's gotta go somewher - out the overflow

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Sounds very possible, it's a stock radiator and hasn't had anything done to maintain it in a long time. It's possible that that explains the slow leak- maybe it keeps going out the overflow as it backs up. I tried reving the engine with the cap off and it didn't come out any. Guess I should look into a 3 series radiator. Thanks for the suggestion.

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