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Old 04-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Is this possible?

So it seems like my coolant overflow tank was bypassed. I just need to know more about this.. And I'm pretty sure the radiator is out of a car with a manual transmission.

The coolant in the tank was ice cold when my car was running a little too warm.
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The coolant recover reservoir tank doesn't heat up unless coolant is flowing into it out of the radiator, which does not normally happen.

There should be a hose going to it from right under the edge of the radiator cap housing,
and above the flange where the cap seals the radiator.
The hose to the recovery tank then goes under the battery to the tank.
When the engine cools, a slight vacuum is formed in the cooling system which pulls coolant from the tank back into the radiator via the hose.

Radiators are the same for autos and manuals, the fittings for an auto are plugged on a radiator in a manual car.
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That's not what I was told lol but I do believe you. I'm gonna go look to make sure though. Another thing: is there a radiator drain plug? And where is it?
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That's not what I was told lol but I do believe you. I'm gonna go look to make sure though. Another thing: is there a radiator drain plug? And where is it?
Yes there is. It's on the passenger side at the bottom of the radiator.
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Yes there is. It's on the passenger side at the bottom of the radiator.
Ok is there an opening at the bottom on the drivers side? Mine has one with a Jerry rigged piece of rubber and a hose clamp on it -.-
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Here is my drain plug. Just loosen the plug and it comes out the spigot

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Here is my drain plug. Just loosen the plug and it comes out the spigot
Hmm. I'm pretty sure mines on the other side and it has a makeshift cap on it but it looks like that. I'll look again tomorrow to make sure but thanks
Edit: is yours also on the passenger side?
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Hmm. I'm pretty sure mines on the other side and it has a makeshift cap on it but it looks like that. I'll look again tomorrow to make sure but thanks
Edit: is yours also on the passenger side?
Ya. Passenger side bottom of the radiator.
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Mine is on the Passenger side aswell.
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Ok thanks, like I said I'll look tomorrow. These cars are all new to me, even though I've had it for like a year now.
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