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?

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

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  • Tiny
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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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