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    Default Condenser or Radiator?

    Ok, so I have a coolant leak on my Veccy. I've traced the leak to the bottom left of a radiator (as you look at the car). I've checked some other posts and it appears to be a common problem (leaking from where the plastic and metal joins).

    So, set on ordering and fitting a new radiator, I go to order it. Then I get confused......is the leaking article the condenser or radiator? How do I tell?

    Looking at both from above, its the one nearest the engine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di frost View Post
    Looking at both from above, its the one nearest the engine...
    Coolant tastes bitter, put a small amount on your tonque then spit it out
    This will confirm it is coolant, rather than water

    If the condensor has failed it just leaks gas and you won't notice
    It can however change colour and collect water

    The condensor is nearest the bumper
    The radiator, which is much larger, sits behind it nearest the engine

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    condensor is at the very front, so sounds like the raditator.

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    put a egg in it

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    Marvellous, cheers guys. Radiator ordered....cheaper than the condensor too!

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