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Old 12-14-2008, 12:23 PM
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W202 water squirting from 1 radiator hose

guys i have water squirting from my upper radiator hose. u know the big one that goes to the thermostat. i have tried replacing the clamps but water still coming out above 100 degrees. should i replace the hose or is it just an indication of a more serious problem (head gasket failure maybe?)

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Old 12-14-2008, 01:29 PM
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Is it just water? You need to have a mixture of coolant (the right kind, to prevent corrosion) and water or it will boil once it hits 100C.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:43 PM
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Resolve the coolant leak by replacing the upper radiator hose. Then watch for other potential problems. There is no reason to presume you have a head gasket problem unless the radiator hose leak caused the engine to overheat resulting in a warped head. Deferring cooling system maintenance is not a good idea with a MB automobile.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:25 PM
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Sounds like a bad hose. They do go bad! You didn't say how old it is.

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