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Cobra Kai Never Dies!
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I have to replace my radiator, It has a 3 inch crack right below the radiator cap that squirts coolant onto my exhaust manifold when the engine gets warmed up. That coolant burns on the exhaust manifold and white smoke billows from under my hood.
My question is if there is a difference between the radiators for autos and manuals. I have already picked up my replacement radiator and it has two holes at the bottom that the service manual says are for the oil cooler hoses(on an auto). I do not have an auto, I have a manual and cannot see those holes on the bottom of the cracked radiator that is in the car. I haven't been able to look very close at the cracked radiator, but are there two different radiators or do I have to seal those holes somehow before installling the new radiator?
 

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Shift_for yourself
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Damn my radiator had that exact same crack and did the exact same thing. When it sprays on the manifold it was embarrasing as hell.

Anyway, yeah there are different ones for auto and manual.

I have auto and I have the 2 holes at the bottom. Wuzup they should have asked u if u had auto or stick. They probably assumed auto since most Alties are.
 

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You are OK ... Most replacent radiators come with the oil cooler fittings so they can make one rad. for two applications .., just leave them alone ...No need to seal them ..
 

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Cobra Kai Never Dies!
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It is embarassing being stopped at a a stop light and everyone is staring at your smoking car.

So I don't need to worry about the holes, just install it and basically ignore them. Thank you Shawn.
 
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