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Old 11-23-2018, 11:52 AM
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I bought another RL 2003 bubbling out of RAD ?

I bought a 2003 RL and I love these cars but I think I may be in for a little trouble, the car runs perfect but the radiator has bubbles coming out of it and I hope it is not a head gasket, any input would be great and yes when you step on the gas it bubbbles more.

Is there an easy fix ? thanks for any help......
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:07 PM
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Do a compression test
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:58 PM
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Thanks, I think I may have it figured out. I think there is something in the anti freeze that is making it bubble up. I am going to try a flush first. The Acura mechanic told me these things very rarely blow head gaskets....
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Possible air in the system?
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Gasket can be blown if previous youngin drove it like a SPORT car which is far from that.... Always use OEM radiator fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and transmission fluid....Never use aftermarket !!!!
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