(sponsored post courtesy BlueDevil Products)
Radiator leaks in general have two common sources. Since the tubes and fins in your radiator are so small, they can be damaged without a lot of force. A rock from the road, or an accidental poke from a tool or fan blade, is usually enough to cause a small break in the tube and a slow leak. The other common source for radiator leaks is at the end tanks. The end tanks are connected to the tubes either by soldering, braising, welding or clips. As the radiator heats and cools it also vibrates and shakes as your vehicle rides down the road, and the joints can be loosened and start to crack, break or leak. These leaks can be some of the most difficult to track down, because the leaking coolant is so warm it can evaporate quickly and often can leak onto other components in your vehicle like the radiator support or plastic coverings beneath your vehicle, leaving no leaks or puddles. Read more.