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Old 08-21-2002, 11:00 PM
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A New Question

I replaced the busted hose and now have a new question:

What is the biggest factor in overheating? Loss of coolant water or loss of pressure through the ruptured hose?

I was averaging a coolant temp of 90-100 degrees with the leaky hose. At most, I would lose about a quart of water over the course of a few days. After replenishing it I would still run hot after a few miles of driving, but did not lose nearly as much water during that time.

So what is the culprit -- the loss of water or loss of pressure (or a combination of both)?
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