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Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted July 25, 2005 06:56 AM  
How can I tell if the radiator is so called ballooning. The motor has been getting hot and I am wondering if it has ballooned. It is an aluminum radiator. Any help???

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted July 25, 2005 08:29 AM  
Look straight through the rad, if the tubes seem thicker in the middle than right next to the tanks its balooned. You got combustion pressure getting into system. (blown head gasket or crack somewhere)

Flanndad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted July 25, 2005 10:35 AM  
THe fins won't be as straight also, they may have a s-curve look to them.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 25, 2005 04:50 PM  
you could also put a shop rag in front of it while the car idels and it will hold it if you have enough air flow

    

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