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Old 10-04-2011, 10:56 PM
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Help please! Radiator/coolant (I'm an idiot)

Well good news and bad. Good news is I successfully installed my black DEPO headlights. Bad news is I was a dumbass and unhooked a wrong bolt which appears to be the pipe to the radiator (I'm obviously not very mechanical).

Liquid sprayed everywhere under high pressure (I believe this would be coolant fluid?). LUCKILY, the car was cold. My understanding is that if the engine was even remotely warm, I could have been pretty severely burned....

Please see pic below pointing to the bolt that I disconnected (I have since reconnected it). My question now is: a.) is my car driveable? b.) what should I do? c.) do I need a tow, is it safe to fire up, etc.?

The coolant sprayed until it stopped on its own.

Appreciate you making helping me out so I can make up for my dumb@$$ mistake... I was trying to free up some room because getting the passenger side headlight out is a Biotch!

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:42 PM
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That looks like an air conditioning line to me. If it is you are fine to drive your car, your a/c just wont be cold till you get it recharged.
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Re: Help please! Radiator/coolant (I'm an idiot)

that makes sense. the little grenade looking thing was very cold to the touch after the pressure release/spray, similar to using one of those compressed air cans to clean your keyboard.

Thank you sir!
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Re: Help please! Radiator/coolant (I'm an idiot)

Yes that is the A/C line that goes to your condenser. You let all of the R134 freon out. Your car is fine to drive, the A/C just wont work until you recharge with more R134 freon. They sell small cans of it with a hose at walmart and most auto parts stores. Just follow the directions and you could recharge it yourself.
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Wash off good. I've heard that ****'s bad for you to get on your skin and inhale.
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Wash off good. I've heard that ****'s bad for you to get on your skin and inhale.
Thankas Randall. Mostly got on the left palm of my hand and I'm pretty sure I only inhaled a little.

Not too high right now I think...
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"oh look! the hole in the ozone layer is growing even bigger!!!"
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"oh look! the hole in the ozone layer is growing even bigger!!!"
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mother nature must be gettin turned on
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If you plan on getting your ac back replace condensor an vacuum your system out!!!!
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ROFL.

Thanks guys. @ ablegotspeed, will do!

Speaking of back to topic... I need to post pics of those DEPO's installed!
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Congrats on making this world a better place. F*ck the ozon layer who needs it. :) haha Just recharge it, it`s easy as pie.
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"oh look! the hole in the ozone layer is growing even bigger!!!"
That'd be my fault since I've been painting a few cars
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