Does the bottom hose eventually get as hot as the upper hose?
If the coolant is sprayed all over, then there is an obvious leak somewhere. You could have a pin hole leak in the coolant hoses anywhere or the radiator may have a pin hole leak somewhere. A way to find this leak (without dealing with hot coolant) is to pressureize the coolant system with compressed air. This is done by installing a special radiator cap, with an air hose fitting, on the radiator and applying compressed air to the system.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 AT 10:26 AM