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Volvo throwing radiator fluid out...Not starting

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[OP]
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Jan 7, 2014
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Winnipeg

Volvo throwing radiator fluid out...Not starting

A Volvo 2005 in my visitor parking is throwing green radiator fluid out...And steaming ..Not starting...
It's Saturday evening..What option this guy has got...No caa
Is it safe to start it? The guy says he put water in overflow tank as he thought it's low
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[OP]
Deal Addict
Jan 7, 2014
2395 posts
453 upvotes
Winnipeg
OK so the radiator tank was cracked so it was throwing the fluid out...
some one brought a "seal and go" .. and I gave him a tape..so we patched it up
he poured more and more water in that plastic tank which seemed to me like an overflow tank.
In my honda...the radiator cap is separate and the overflow reservoir is separate. I dont think I can fill the radiator from the overflow reservoir...
but in this volvo the guy kept on pouring water in the plastic tank and the water was going down ....
when engine got bit cold...he tried to start the car and it started...
so off he goes...
I told him to put the heater on full heat and fan on and take it to the mechanic tomorrow...I think only place that is ooen tomorrow is Canadian Tire so he will have some otugh time

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