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Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

on my way back from work, very strong smell of fuel...

i can't tell where it's coming from exactly, but i think it's coming from the injector area... i was trying to look for more of wet area, but couldn't find... anyone wanna advise??


while searching for the origin of the fume, i saw a nasty crack on the radiator...
now, i've never replaced one before, but i've been hearing if i know how to drain and fill coolant, than it's easy peezy...

any advise on where i can get a good deal of radiator? i hate to just to go dealer for that~
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

if your positive the injectors aren't leaking, first i'd check the fuel supply line to the fuel rail from the filter, then from the filter back to the line. then i'd check the fuel return hose on the drivers side, make sure everything is tight.


installing a new rad isn't hard at all. if you just want an OEM used replacement, just check out the part out section.
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

you can get a good aftermarket radiator by searching replacement radiator and it will give good websites with really good deals, just have to look for the right place...if you dont smell a sweet smell almost honey like nothing is wrong with the radiator, unless its leaking and needs replaced.
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

i got one from kragen\csk auto for a C note was gonna get somethng else but im\was poor ha ha ha.

id just get one from napa. if you buy a used oem one make sure the top neck piece the hose connects to isint brown.
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

i just got the radiators in. i didn't get to pick up the coolants. i guess that's for tomorrow.
anyone know how much coolant to dump in? picking up just 1 gal of 50/50 should do right?

regarding fuel leaking, it's VERY VERY strong near the injectors. i wish i can pin point which injector but it's hurting my head too much...
i did some searches online, but it seems like there isn't an easy way to check for leaky injectors, eh?
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

1 bottle isint gonna be enough needs like 1.5-2 to refill the radiator iirc
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Re: Strong Fuel Smell + Crack Radiator?! BOO!!!

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1 bottle isint gonna be enough needs like 1.5-2 to refill the radiator iirc
i found this info online
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts): 7.3




7.3 US quarts = 1.82500 US gallons
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