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Hi,

 

I've been slowly loosing coolant and found a leak from the temperature sensor adaptor so going to replace that along with the hose 

 

What worries me is there is also a lot of dried coolant on top of the radiator which can't be from the temperature sensor adaptor/hose. Does this mean I have a leak from the radiator as well? Car has a lot of mods but it's the original I think.

 

It's a pain to get my car in with the mechanic I trust and want to sort it in one swoop but on the other hand not waste money!

 

Cheers

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I have the exact same symptom at the moment, last time the car was at H-Dev they confirmed that sadly it is radiator leaking. 
I’ve ordered an all aluminium Koyo one along with a silicone hose kit which they’re gonna fit for me in a couple of weeks. 

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Thanks Jack 

 

I suspected it was but at least I have confirmation now. That's my plan too, I currently has Sfs hoses but can't seem to find a top radiator one only so will just replace them all

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14 hours ago, Osakakev said:

Hi,

 

I've been slowly loosing coolant and found a leak from the temperature sensor adaptor so going to replace that along with the hose 

 

What worries me is there is also a lot of dried coolant on top of the radiator which can't be from the temperature sensor adaptor/hose. Does this mean I have a leak from the radiator as well? Car has a lot of mods but it's the original I think.

 

It's a pain to get my car in with the mechanic I trust and want to sort it in one swoop but on the other hand not waste money!

 

Cheers

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So this is one of those ones where you can replace it so you can sleep at night, realistically right at the top you won’t get many coolant leaks as the water ways are in the middle of the filaments, however if you get a massive gauge then obviously this will be a problem. 
 

If you think about where the filler is and how easy it is spill it and for the water to run down the top - because of how hot it gets it’ll just cook the coolant on. 
 

My advice would be to get a pressure tester, clamp off the overflow pipe and make sure you know where it’s coming from!  Sometimes over time the pressure caps fail to release and cause the coolant to just go Everywhere so again you could just replace the cap for the sake of £20 but saying that Oem rads are way way too thin for how big and hot the engine gets, go big or go home! 
 

where are you based? 

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Thank you.

 

I'm based in the North West.

 

It's definitely leaking from the sensor adaptor/top radiator hose as caught it but seems to be random.

 

Yeah was gonna replace the rad cap as well to be safe. Whilst putting the car into the garage it gets up to 90c pretty quick and the fan kicks in, is that normal?

 

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