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    Hi Guys

    Got a warning light on car for radiator coolant level. Bought some at Asda ready mixed and pour it in. Went a little over the max line and light went off.

    Had a look today and have a small leak at the bottom of the radiator... Could this be the excess like an overflow or most likly a leak?

    If its a leak, would the radiator sealent possably solve this or am I best getting a new one?

    If a new one how much likely to buy & fit?

    Also, first drive of the day, the car kangaroos for a minute, but if I rev high for a second, it clears.. I did have a P0170 error on fuel bank 1, could be the fuel filter? or injector blocked?

    Cheers guys

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    Was the coolant from asda blue? If so its wrong stuff an needs system draining an filling with correct stuff.

    You could try the rad weld but their usually only a temporary fix an really just skirting the problem it would be best to have the system pressure tested an confirm leak.

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    Rad was more than likely leaking before you added the coolant. Don't go adding rad weld etc, its only delaying the inevitable, best bet getting a new one.
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    Google KSEAL and try. Ive used it in cars and bikes and its amazing. But only if its not a bad leak.

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