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Old 12-06-2002, 08:19 PM
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Question cool spots on radiator (cooling question)

i recently picked up a laser sighted infrared non-contact thermometer on ebay. today i was able to put my theory that my radiator is partially clogged to the test. i went on a half hour drive and when i got home i turned the engine off and checked the temps on my radiator using my new toy. i found that the driver side was hotter than the passenger side by about 20 degrees F. temps were fairly consistent on upper and lower portions of the radiator, the difference was which side of the fan i was taking readings from.

is this the sort of discrepancy i'm looking for or is that the normal difference between the hot coolant leaving the engine and cooler fluid going back in?
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