I JUST GOT A RADIATOR FOR MY CAR AND I DONT KNOW...

  • Tiny
  • christophersismour
  • 1997 Mazda Protege

I just got a radiator for my car, and I dont know what the little brass looking pipe goes to at the bottom of the radiator. What is it for and what does it do?

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 10:54 PM

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Automatic trans cooler lines. If your car is a stick, you disregard them. If it is an automatic, they must be hooked up

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 10:55 PM
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How would I disregard it?

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 10:56 PM
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Just leave it with the caps on it.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:04 PM
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It didnt come with a cap, can duct tape hold it closed?

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:05 PM
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I would do nothing. Just install it. It wont harm anything

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:08 PM
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Okay, I just didnt know if anything would leak out of it.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:10 PM
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Nope nothing in there to leak. Cap it if you like but not needed

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:13 PM
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Okay, youll be hearing from me more haha, the car needs alot of work done to it so thanks man.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:31 PM
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Good luck

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:37 PM
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Thanks man.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 AT 11:38 PM

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