I have a 1997 Ply Neon. The head gasket failed and destroyed the engine (at 99,000), which I replaced with another. It now has a low mileage (unknown #) rebuilt engine and the radiator was replaced with a new one as well. I have had it 2 weeks and I am on my 3rd New radiator and I think it has failed as well. The engine seems to run very well and the heat guage operates at normal level. The problem is these radiators fail when I go to work ( I ride 65 mph for about 10-12 minutes twice a day). At the end of the runs in the morning, when it's about to fail, I see a puff of steam and when I check under the hood I see coolant on surfaces. The radiators seem to last from 2 days to a week. My mechanic thinks it's a bad run on the radiator manufacturers part, but, now I am wondering if there could be another cause?
Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 10:22 PM