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Old 01-06-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
GhostRider
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Radiator light came on about 10 minutes ago........

I just got done with work and was leaving and the radiator light came on for about a minute. I just had the fluids topped off at my service appointment last Thursday. After the car cools down a bit I'm going to check the level and see what it is at.

I'm a little worried because the first problem I had with the car(bought it used) was a crack in something near the radiator that leaked fluid slowly. I could see dried fluid on parts of the engine. They replaced the part and all has been fine til now. The light went off and I didnt notice the temp guage go up at all, but I dont really trust it since it never did anything but stay dead center when I had the first problem.

Well my question is if radiator fluid is one of those things you have to top off occasionally (like some have to do with oil) and about how much I should expect to lose over a period of time. What radiator fluid do you guys use?
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